Friday, June 27, 2014

Virginia Delegates Brink and Howell resigning seats

Delegate Robert Brink
Delegate Robert Brink

Delegate Robert Brink announced his retirement from the House of Delegates Friday after sixteen years of service to Arlington and Fairfax Counties.  The House Democratic Caucus wishes him the best of luck in his new endeavors.

“Delegate Brink has been a terrific member of the House and a strong defender of Democratic values,” said Democratic Leader David Toscano.  “His knowledge on budgetary issues will be sorely missed from the House floor.”

“Delegate Brink is a close friend and colleague,” said Caucus Chair Mark Sickles.  “He has served his Country, the Commonwealth, and his District with distinction and I wish him the best of luck as he enters this next phase of public service.”

Delegate Brink was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1998 serving the 48th District, which includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax. He serves on the Appropriations, Privileges and Elections, and Transportation Committees.

Delegate Brink is a graduate of William and Mary Law School and served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam.According to Jeff Schapiro at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Brink has been appointed by Governor McAuliffe as Deputy Commissioner of Aging and the seat is safe for Democrats.

Delegate Algie Howell has served Norfolk and Virginia Beach for eleven years Howell has announced his resignation from the House of Delegates effective June 30, 2014. This is another safe Democrat seat.

“We will miss Algie in the House of Delegate and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Toscano. “The Commonwealth has benefited greatly from his years of tireless service to her people.” “It has been a pleasure serving with my friend, Algie since we came to Richmond together in 2004. Not only will I miss him personally,” said Mark Sickles,  “but his presence on the floor of the House of Delegates will be sorely missed by all.”

Algie Howell was first elected in 2003, serving the 90th District, which includes Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Algie served on the House Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Rules. Algie is a member of the Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, and served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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