RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today commented on the announcement by Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell of his resignation, effective February 20, 2009:
“Bob McDonnell is a strong, principled leader with common sense ideas and practical solutions to problems that people care about as well as an impressive track record of bipartisan legislative success that has helped make Virginia better, safer and more prosperous,” said Speaker Howell.
“I was pleased to serve with Bob in the House of Delegates for many years and to work closely with him the past four as Attorney General. Name almost any major issue – crime, education, welfare, strengthening families, transportation or jobs and economic growth – that Virginians have grappled with over the past 15 years and Bob McDonnell was there, leading with conviction, championing policy innovations and demonstrating a genuine willingness to work collaboratively for the future of Virginia.
“Bob McDonnell is a man of character who has served the citizens of the Commonwealth ably and effectively as their Attorney General. I thank him for his distinguished service and wish him and all of his family continued success.”
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