The West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature is a model legislature, supported by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, which is composed of representatives 60 years of age or older, who are elected from throughout the state by their peers.
The Silver Haired Legislature, just like the West Virginia Legislature, is composed of 134 representatives, who are elected every two years from throughout the state by their peers. There is a representative in the Silver Haired Legislature from each of the state’s 55 counties.
Through this program representative learn about the legislative process and identify solutions to common problems facing all West Virginians and present Position Papers to the leadership of the West Virginia Legislature
For more information, go to the Bureau for Senior Services web site.