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Richard L. Saslaw

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 5, 1940(age 75)
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceFairfax County, Virginia
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
OccupationService station operator
CommitteesCommerce and Labor (chair); Courts of Justice; Education and Health; Finance; Rules
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1958 - 60
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 35th district
Assumed office1980
Succeeded byIncumbent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 19th district
In office1976 - 1979

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Richard Lawrence "Dick" Saslaw (born February 5, 1940, in Washington, D.C.) is an American politician. A conservative Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1976 - 80, after which he was elected to the Senate of Virginia. He the 35th district, made up of parts of Fairfax County and the city of Alexandria.

Saslaw has been the Democratic leader of the Senate since 1996, serving as Minority Leader 1998 - 2007 and Majority Leader since 2008. He ran for Congress in Virginia's 8th district in 1984. He was defeated by then-Congressman Stanford Parris.

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