A bill by Sen. David Suetterlein would require political leaders to call special elections within 30 days of a legislative vacancy opening.
Three of the 14 teams will be led by legislators from Southwest or Southside Virginia.
Virginia Redistricting Commission hears public comments from Southwest residents
The redistricting commission can’t decide whether to keep Roanoke and Roanoke County separate or combined in a single state Senate district.
Both Democratic and Republican mapmakers would put the only two Democratic state senators west of the Blue Ridge into Republican districts.