Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Retirements at the General Assembly

As the General Assembly winds down their work, several legislators have announced that they will not seek re-election. Today, Delegates Tom Rust and Mamie BaCote and Senator Jeff McWaters announced that they will not seek re-election.

Previously announced retirements include Senators Colgan, Stosch, Watkins, and Puller and Delegate Ed Scott. With their exit, the General Assembly is losing over 150 years of legislating experience.

Since 2010, 57 new Delegates and 14 new Senators have been elected. If you go back to 2008, there are 63 new House members and 21 new Senate members. 

Check back later today for updates on the budget conference report and final actions on a number of bills on the House and Senate floor.