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Virginia statesman retires

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This afternoon, Sen. Russ Potts announced his retirement from the Senate of Virginia. We thank him for his years of service, and wish him all the best.

Written by assemblyaccess

February 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

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  1. […] Access, using some sort of black magic, has video from the Virginia Senate floor of Sen. Russ Potts announcing his retirement. It will be interesting to see whether the victor (all but inevitably a Republican) moves the […]

  2. I like ol’ Pottsie. He was my legislator when I lived in Loudoun. My favorite quote from him came when we went on lobby day for Equality Virginia one year. There was a raft of anti-gay legislation that year it seemed, and Potts reply was “we are all God’s children”.

    Anyway… question… Is a Democratic majority in the Senate now all the more important? If Dems pick up the majority in the Senate, aren’t we then in charge of naming the Chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee and wouldn’t we be in charge of its membership, assuring that we have the votes to knock down the craziness coming from the House?


    February 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm

  3. […] the same day that Russ Potts announced his “retirement” from the Senate, Emmett Hanger responded to GOP criticisms and the Sayre […]

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    February 23, 2007 at 12:11 pm

  4. I admire Mr. Potts for having the courage to stand up for his convictions rather than doing a “lock step” to some in his party who could not stand for him to go against their dictates.

    I also admire him for loving animals as well as the people he has served. I wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do.


    February 24, 2007 at 9:49 pm

  5. He is my Senator, and I am sorry to see him go. He would have my money and support if he did run again.


    March 1, 2007 at 12:24 pm

  6. […] earlier today, Sen. John Chichester has announced his retirement. This comes on the heels of the earlier announcement of fellow moderate Republican Senator Russ Potts. Also choosing to step aside is Sen. Vince […]

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