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Commission to Investigate the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach Mass Shooting

  • Description: Independent commission to conduct an independent, thorough, objective incident review of the May 31, 2019, tragedy and make recommendations regarding improvements that can be made in the Commonwealth's laws, polices, procedures, systems, and institutions, as well as those of other governmental agencies and private providers, to minimize the risk of a tragedy of this nature from ever occurring again in the Commonwealth.
  • Report Date: November 1, annually, beginning in 2021
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2022
  • Staff Contact:

    Michael C. Westfall, State Inspector General, (804)625-3255,

Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
John Bell Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Aaron Kass Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
The Honorable Jerrauld Jones Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Dr. Francis Counselman Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Dr. Robert Archer Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Adolph Brown III Senate Committee on Rules  
David Lord Senate Committee on Rules  
Saly J. Fayez Senate Committee on Rules  
Steve Cover Senate Committee on Rules  
James Thomas Senate Committee on Rules  
10 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Gary Settle Superintendent, State Police
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 0 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 20
Max # Ex Officio: 1
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