Legislative Resignations

Moving OnIn June, four state lawmakers unexpectedly resigned their seats in the General Assembly.  While legislative retirements are not unusual, four Democrats in one month calling it quits before their terms expire is not the norm—and left many to wonder why.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, the answer may be as simple as timing and opportunity.

Special elections will be held on August 19th for the vacant seats that were held by Puckett, Howell, and Brink.

  1. #1 by Odessa Yagecic on July 9, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    The resignations won’t do much in terms of political control of the Assembly; Republicans will still wield a substantial advantage in that house even after the resignations take effect.

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