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Longtime House Member Will Retire

Anita Kumar

Del. Frank D. Hargrove Sr. (R-Hanover) announced today that he will retire this year after 28 years in the House of Delegates.

In recent years, Hargrove, 82, has been best known for changing his stance on the death penalty. Since that, he has introduced a bill that would end capital punishment but it has failed each year.

Hargrove made national headlines two years ago when he said that the issue of slavery was settled by the Civil War and that "our black citizens should get over it."

By Anita Kumar  |  January 26, 2009; 12:24 PM ET
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And Charniele Herring won the recount and was seated hours ago. Why isn't that on the blog yet? If wapo.com thinks M-F 9-5 works for the web, no wonder there are so few comments in this blog.

Posted by: ArlingtonGay | January 26, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Good luck to Del Hargrove, may he use his retirement well, hopefully including opposing the forces of bigotry that he didn't always oppose as a delegate.

Posted by: DouginMountVernon | January 27, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

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