Friday, February 13, 2009

Jeff Frederick to Retire from the House of Delegates

Jeff Frederick just announced that he will not be running for reelection.  In an e-mail to supporters he said,

It has been the greatest honor of my life to be able to serve and represent the citizens of eastern Prince William County in the House of Delegates, especially as the first Hispanic to ever serve in elected Virginia government. 


While it hasn't made me the most popular person in Richmond, I've always put principle over politics and partnered with anyone willing to place the people ahead of the special interests.  I have worked day and night to provide honest, pro-active, responsive, and accessible representation to better the lives of those I represent.


Also, I’ve doggedly kept my promises and have done what I said I'd do, even when it’s been difficult.


The time has come where I must keep another promise...

In seeking that job, however, I promised that I would not seek re-election to the House if I were to win the Chairmanship.  It is to you – my friends, supporters, and constituents who have made my journey thus far possible – that I wanted to let you know that I will be keeping this promise.  I will not be seeking a fourth term in the House of Delegates.

Jeff Frederick is scheduled to give a major speech tomorrow detailing his plans for his future.  In light of the last couple e-mails Jeff has sent out, I'm sure it will be the retirement speech of a young star of the Virginia Republican Party.  Thank you Del. Frederick for standing up for the cause of limited government, and the unborn.  I'm sure your wife will take that seat well.

In honor of the Fredericks, I am posting the video I took of Amy Frederick's speech at the RPV State Convention last May.  At the end it cuts to the end of Jeff's speech where the whole family is on stage together.

Find more videos like this on RPVNetwork

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