Dick Hall-Sizemore has spent more than 40 years hanging around Capitol Square in Richmond, first as a legislative staffer (Division of Legislative Services), then as a lobbyist for local governments, and finally as a budget and policy analyst (three years with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and 25 years with the Department of Planning and Budget).
He grew up in Southside Virginia before moving to Richmond, thereby living all his life in the Commonwealth (except for a few months in Durham, N.C., which was a lot like Southside Virginia at that time).
As of June, 2019, he will have been married to his high school sweetheart for 50 years. Both are graduates of the College of William and Mary. Their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live in Northern Virginia (which, despite what many up there think, is still in Virginia).
You can read his columns here.