Longest serving lawmaker retires


Delegate Lacey Putney is retiring from his position after 52 sessions in the Virginia General Assembly. Putney is 84-years-old and is the longest serving legislator is Virginia history.

Putney announced his retirement on Wednesday, but his involvement with the budget-writing Appropriations Committee will allow him to work in the House until December.

Recently, Putney was diagnosed with throat cancer, causing him to miss the majority of the 2013 legislative session. No heath concerns have been noted as reasons for his retirement.

Putney began his term in the House as a Democrat in 1962.


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