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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Pollard will not seek reelection in the House of Delegates

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Del. Albert Pollard (D-Northumberland) will not seek reelection to the House of Delegates in November.

Pollard, 43, surprised his colleagues on the House floor by announcing his retirement during the morning hour on the House floor. Delegates gave him a prolonged standing ovation and heaped praise on him, calling him a true "Virginia gentleman."

He said he had pledged to serve 10 years and will leave having served from 2000 to 2005 and then again from 2008 through 2012. A representive of the Northern Neck, he was well known for his support of environmental causes.

In his farewell speech, he warned his colleagues against partisanship and the influence of lobbyists.

The General Assembly is in its closing days, the time in which legislators generally announce their retirements. Already, Sen. Patricia S. Ticer (D-Alexandria) who has served in the state Senate since 1996, announced that she will retire from the Senate when her term ends this year.


By Anita Kumar  | February 25, 2011; 12:22 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, General Assembly 2011, House of Delegates  
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