Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another GOP delegate flies the coop

Delegate Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston) represents the 6oth House District that includes Charlotte, Halifax, and parts of Nottoway, and Prince Edward counties. Sunday afternoon Delegate Hogan caught his party and constituents off-guard by announcing he would not seek reelection. He cited business responsibilities as the reason for stepping aside.
Hogan was first elected in 2001 and served on the House Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee. He indicated no desire to "anoint" a successor and said the next delegate should get elected in his or her own right.
Another surprise for Republicans and another open seat giving the Democrats a chance for a steal. Their quest to win back a majority in the House of Delegates improves with each passing week.

1 comment:

Belle Rose said...

According to The Roanoke Times former Delegate Ted Bennett and David Gill, a member of the Charlotte Co. Board of Supervisors are running for the Democratic nomination.