Puckett steps down from Senate




Thirty-eighth District Sen. Phillip Puckett (D-Tazewell) resigned from the Virginia Senate Monday, citing undisclosed personal family issues and the desire to open the door for his daughter to receive a judgeship in Russell County.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Puckett said he mailed a letter to Senate President Pro Tempore Charles Colgan Saturday resigning the Senate position he has held since 1999. The resignation was effective Monday.

A special election will be held to fill the vacancy, but a date for the election has not been set.

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One Response to Puckett steps down from Senate

  1. Whole E. Cow

    June 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    THERE IS A GOD. Gone at, gone at last, thank GOD almighty he is gone at last

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