Johnny Joannou

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Johnny Joannou
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 79th district
In office
January 14, 1998 – January 13, 2016
Preceded by William S. Moore, Jr.
Succeeded by Stephen Heretick
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 11, 1984
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by William S. Moore, Jr.
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 11, 1984 – January 8, 1992
Preceded by Willard J. Moody
Succeeded by Frederick M. Quayle
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 39th district
In office
January 13, 1982 – January 12, 1983
Succeeded by Vivian E. Watts
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 41st district
In office
January 14, 1976 – January 13, 1982
Preceded by Lester E. Schlitz
Personal details
Born Johnny Savas Joannou
(1940-04-22)April 22, 1940
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died May 6, 2016(2016-05-06) (aged 76)
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Chris Paul Kolantis (m. 1967–2016)
Children One
Alma mater
Profession Lawyer
Committees Appropriations; Commerce and Labor; Privileges and Elections; Rules

Johnny Savas Joannou (April 22, 1940 – May 6, 2016) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1976–1983, the Senate of Virginia 1984–1991, and the House again from 1998 to 2016. He last represented the 79th district, made up of parts of the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.[1] Joannou died of lung cancer, on May 6, 2016, in Portsmouth, Virginia.[2]

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  1. ^ Virginia House of Delegates; Johnny S. Joannou
  2. ^ Former delegate John Johnnou has died

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