December 31, 2012
The Governor’s Mansion in Richmond has served as the home of Virginia’s governors and their families since 1813, when the General Assembly chose the chief executive.
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Longstanding ban on second consecutive term to be reconsidered this year.
Virginia is the only state that limits its governor to a single, four-year term, a vestige of the distrust Americans had for executive power during the American Revolution. Now, more than two centuries later, the commonwealth may finally be ready to ditch the longstanding term limit and allow Virginia’s governor to run for reelection.