Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More Retirements

With the veto session tomorrow, we should know by Thursday all the General Assembly members who are retiring. Many members choose to announce their retirements on the final day of session on the floor.

We already know about several in both the House and Senate.

We have now confirmed that Del. Leo Wardrup will in fact deliver his retirement address tomorrow.

Another interesting one is Del. Beverly Sherwood. In today's Winchester Star, they say she "is said to be giving strong consideration to another campaign". I would think she would have made up her mind by now, so there is an outside chance Sherwood retires. I haven't heard anything to suggest this, but this is still an interesting comment in the newspaper.

The only other potential retirement I have heard is that of Del. Melanie Rapp. I cannot 100% confirm this, but it sounds very likely. I do not know much more than that as to when she is supposed to announce or anything else.

Are there any more retirements we should know about before tomorrow?


  • At 4/03/2007 3:44 PM, Anonymous nsvgoper said…

    Re: Bev Sherwood - I have signed her petition for her place on the primary ballot. I am sure she is running again. She always says this before formally announcing her campaign. No one else is looking at it at this time either.

  • At 4/03/2007 5:55 PM, Anonymous Proud Republican said…

    Where did the rumors about Melanie retiring start?

  • At 4/03/2007 6:53 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I have been hearing that on Rapp for several weeks now.

  • At 4/03/2007 7:30 PM, Anonymous Proud Republican said…

    Has there been any reason given? It just seems unusual. She's only in her early 40's, and her star within the party has seemed to be on the rise.

  • At 4/03/2007 8:25 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    PR, I am as surprised as you if she does retire.

  • At 4/04/2007 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Proud Republican, you're smoking something. Norment doesn't even like her. Howell cut a deal with Barlow to let her patron the bill that brought the inauguration to Wmsbg. She would be favored against Farlow since its a 54-46 district, but a star in the party? Don't think so.


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