My controversial 1980 vote in favor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

As hard as it may seem now, back in 1980 when I was a member of the Virginia General Assembly a bill was introduced to add Martin Luther King, Jr. to those honored on the third Monday of January each year. Virginia honored Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on that day back then. Feelings ran high and

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Finding the Common Ground

When I first ran for the Virginia House of Delegates I was relatively unknown in my district. My wife had been born and raised in the district but I had lived there for only a few years. My district was a multi-Member district that would elect two Delegates. There were five candidates. The District was large geographically, covering

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