Hall to retire from General Assembly

A Richmond legislator and former chair of the House Democratic Caucus announced on Friday his intentions to retire from Virginia politics.

“Working together, we have been able to enhance the Commonwealth’s reputation as well-governed, compassionate, and business friendly. For this opportunity I am immensely grateful to the people of the 69th District,” State Del. Frank Hall, D-Richmond, said in a statement.

Hall had served in the General Assembly since 1976. Hall was the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and was chair of the House Health and Human Resources Subcommittee.

House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong and House Democratic Caucus chair Ken Plum praised Hall’s legislative career in a joint statement.

“Del. Hall served both his district and our Commonwealth with great distinction since his election to the House of Delegates in 1975. He was a leader on so many important issues, from health care for those who needed it, housing so more could afford it, and education so that more could move ahead in life. His accomplished business and legal background gave him a unique perspective integral to deliberations on many important issues over the last three decades. Frank also ably served the House Democratic Caucus in its greatest time of need after the 2001 redistricting as Democratic Leader. His leadership and vision have helped to revive the Democratic brand. Delegate Hall’s insight and broad experience will be greatly missed in our Caucus, though we know he will continue to serve our Commonwealth honorably and with distinction for years to come,” the statement read.


Story by Chris Graham

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