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Johnny S. Joannou

Member From: 1976 - 2015

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  • Birth Date: April 22, 1940 Birth Place:Brooklyn, NY
  • Death Date: May 6, 2016
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Chris Paul Kolantis
  • Children: Stephanie Savas
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  • Education: Woodrow Wilson High School (1958) Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S.; Public Administration; 1962) T.C. Williams School of Law; University of Richmond (LL.B.; 1969)
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney (Joannou & Associates)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Greek Orthodox Church Virginia State Bar Portsmouth Democratic Committee AF&AM, Portsmouth Naval Lodge 100 Scottish Rite, 33∞ Khedive Temple Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Senate of Virginia (1984-1991)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1976-1977 City of Portsmouth 41 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Health Welfare and Institutions
1978 City of Portsmouth 41 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
1979 City of Portsmouth 41 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
1980 City of Portsmouth 41 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Nominations and Confirmations
1981 City of Portsmouth 41 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Nominations and Confirmations
1982 City of Portsmouth 39 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Courts of Justice
Finance
1983 City of Portsmouth (part) 79 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Finance
1998 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Labor and Commerce
1999 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Labor and Commerce
2000 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Militia and Police
Privileges and Elections
2001 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Militia and Police
Privileges and Elections
2002 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Courts of Justice
Finance
Privileges and Elections
2003 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2004 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2005 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2006 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2007 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2008 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2009 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2010 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2011 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), Portsmouth (part), and Suffolk (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2012 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2013 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) 79 Democrat Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
Privileges and Elections
Rules
2014 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) Democrat Appropriations,
Commerce and Labor,
Privileges and Elections,
Rules
2015 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Portsmouth (part) Democrat Appropriations,
Commerce and Labor,
Privileges and Elections,
Rules

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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