Sen. Wampler to remain in Virginia SenateThe right decision indeed, Charlie. Last thing we need in Southwest Virginia is some spawn of Rick Boucher popping up down there to take that safe seat away from the GOP. We have enough problems (the Democrats' choosing to abandon the area notwithstanding).
According to a report on TriCities.com, my state senator Sen. William Wampler, Jr. will NOT pursue a seat on the State Corporation Commission as was widely believed. Instead, he will remain in the Virginia Senate where he will fulfill the remainder of his term.
While the publicity Bristol and Washington County would have received had Sen. Wampler been appointed to the SCC, I believe it was the right decision for him to remain in the Senate.
Thanks for the good news.