Two more Democratic state legislators resign

state-capitol2Democratic State Dels. Robert Brink and Algie Howell announced their resignations from the Virginia House of Delegates on Friday.

Brink had served 16 years of service to Arlington and Fairfax Counties.

Delegate Brink has been a terrific member of the House and a strong defender of Democratic values,” said House 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 House Democratic 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.

Howell was first elected in 2003, serving the 90th District, which includes Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He served on the House Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions, Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Rules.

Howell is a member of the Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, and served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960.

“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 Sickles, “but his presence on the floor of the House of Delegates will be sorely missed by all.”

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