Independent from Virginia
Joe Morrissey, is a former state delegate who represented the Richmond region from 2008 to 2014 as a Democrat and in 2015 as an Independent. He stepped down from the post in early 2015 to run for a state Senate seat centered in Petersburg.
He was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Richmond in 1989 to 1993. Morrissey, an attorney, was disbarred in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2001 due to unethical and inappropriate behaviour. His license was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board in 2003. He was reinstated to the bar in 2011, but is ineligible to practice in federal court.
Morrissey received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia in 1979 and a law degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1982.