Whipple to retire from Va. Senate
Rosalind S. Helderman reports on the Virginia Politics blog that Virginia Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple, a 15-year veteran from Arlington who chairs her chamber's Democratic caucus, has announced that she will not run for reelection to her seat in November.
Whipple, 70, announced her retirement on the floor of the state Senate to colleagues, thanking fellow senators on both sides of the aisle for setting the collegial attitude for which the Virginia Senate is known. A champion of public transit and environmental causes who was well known in Richmond as an early enthusiast of the Prius, Whipple urged her colleagues to take up her work.
"I leave you with unfinished work and many challenges," she said.
Whipple is a former member of the Arlington County Board and Arlington School Board, as well as numerous regional boards in Northern Virginia, including the WMATA board.
Read the entire post on the Virginia Politics blog.
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