House Democrats Celebrate Pollard Victory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008
The House Democratic Caucus celebrated the victory of Albert Pollard today as the newly elected delegate from House District 99. Following overnight certification of the election results, Pollard will join his House colleagues at the capitol Wednesday morning.
“We are looking forward to having Albert join us tomorrow as the 45 th Democrat in the House. He is a respected and experienced leader who will proudly represent the citizens of his district and serve as a valuable member of our Caucus,” said House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong.
Democrats have gained 11 seats in the House of Delegates since 2001 and are poised to regain the majority in 2009.
“Albert is a true environmental leader and a strong advocate for his community. He brings his unique background and experience to the important issues facing the Commonwealth. I’ll be proud to serve with him once again,” said House Caucus Chairman Brian Moran.
Albert Pollard defeated Republican Lee Anne Washington in a special election to replace former delegate Rob Wittman who successfully ran for Congress last December. Pollard previously served in the House of Delegates from 1999 to 2005.