My First Job
My first job was running a newspaper route at age 13. Up at 5am, seven days a week! I began my first real job when I was 13. I had a newspaper route for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which was published seven days a week. I had made money before that by selling clothes pin holders that myRead More
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 andRead More
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, coveringRead More