Laura Vozzella

Richmond, Va.

Local reporter covering Virginia politics

Education: Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., BA in English Literature

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, she was a political columnist and food writer at the Baltimore Sun. She dutifully recorded hockey sums and breaking news for the Associated Press in Boston, covered federal court for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and chronicled everything that moved in a small Connecticut town for her hometown newspaper, the Hartford Courant.
Latest from Laura Vozzella

Va. Gov. Youngkin deploys National Guard to Texas border

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said Wednesday he's deploying 100 state National Guard troops to the border in Texas, following the lead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

May 31, 2023

Virginia Gov. Youngkin scraps degree requirement for most state jobs

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has scrapped college degree requirements for 90 percent of state government jobs.

May 30, 2023

Youngkin feeds 2024 presidential buzz with ad linking him to Reagan

The one-minute spot features soaring rhetoric, swelling music and one glaring gaffe: mistaking a foreign fighter jet for an American one.

May 18, 2023

Youngkin’s election chief pulls Va. from group targeted by election deniers

Election deniers have lately taken aim at a data-sharing consortium that blue and red states alike have long relied on to keep their voter rolls up to date.

May 12, 2023

Prosecutor cannot try all 10 defendants in Irvo Otieno’s death at once

A judge rejected a prosecutor's bid to have a single trial for the seven sheriff's deputies and three hospital workers charged with killing Irvo Otieno.

May 10, 2023

‘Trump in heels’ Amanda Chase has 2 challengers in Va. GOP Senate race

The three contenders are seeking the Republican nod in a newly drawn suburban district south of Richmond.

May 9, 2023

Republicans Reeves, McGuire win nod in two Virginia Senate races

A conservative state senator beat a challenger who billed himself as “MAGA Mike,” and a 2020 election denier prevailed over three rivals.

May 6, 2023

Virginia’s 2023 primary elections: A guide on voting and key races to watch

Early voting in Virginia’s 2023 primary elections begins Friday with various local races on the ballot and ultimate control of the state legislature at stake in November.

May 5, 2023

Two GOP nominating contests kick off election year crucial to Youngkin

The two nominating contests in newly drawn, rural districts kick off an election year in which all 140 General Assembly seats will be on the ballot.

April 28, 2023

In first trade mission, Youngkin shows support for Taiwan’s independence

Youngkin signed an executive order to create a Virginia-Taiwan trade office in Taipei by June 30, something the General Assembly stopped short of approving.

April 24, 2023