Two Democratic budget negotiators from Northern Virginia, pictured here in February, are in line for significant new roles with their party's takeover of the General Assembly. Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax (second from left) will become chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee. Del. Luke Torian (right) could succeed the defeated Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk (left) as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Also pictured are Robert Vaughn (center) chief of staff for the Appropriations Committee and Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta (second from right) currently co-chairman of Senate Finance.

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