Resolutions recognize Northern Neck leaders

RICHMOND—On the eve of crossover, Tuesday, February 13, several bills of local interest remained active at the General Assembly, including resolutions in honor of two Northern Neck residents.

Crossover marks the last day the Senate and House of Delegates have to work on their own bills.

District 28 Sen. Richard H. Stuart of Montross on January 29 introduced Senate Joint Resolution 89 commending Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson for his “exceptional service as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.” Sheriff Balderson served two terms as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute from 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017.

District 4 Sen. Ryan T. McDougle of Mechanicsville and District 99 Del. Margaret B. Ransone of Kinsale were co-patrons, according to Virginia’s Legislative Information System,

The resolution was agreed to by the Senate on February 8 and forwarded to the House on February 9 where it was laid on the speaker’s table.

On February 12, Del. Ransone introduced House Joint Resolution 253 celebrating the life Robert Lee Stephens Jr. The resolution acknowledged many of his personal, professional and community accomplishments and noted “with great sadness the loss of Robert Lee Stephens Jr., a respected business leader and pillar of the Irvington community.”

The resolution was laid on the speaker’s table, pending action by the House…