Speaker Howell Statement on Delegate Glenn Oder's Resignation from the Virginia House of Delegates

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today commented on the announcement of Delegate Glenn Oder (R-Newport News) that he has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority and will resign his seat in the House effective August 31, 2011: "Delegate Glenn Oder announced today that he will resign his seat at the end of the month to begin work as the new Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority. Since 2001, Glenn has ably served the 94th District in Newport News and brought his considerable insight, talent and humor to the House Republican Caucus in Richmond. My colleagues and I will miss him."

"Delegate Oder served on the House Committee on General Laws, the House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns and was Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee. His strong legislative career often focused on infrastructure and common sense initiatives and his hard work with Governor McDonnell and I on this year's transportation legislation will continue to serve citizens of the Commonwealth for years to come."

"Glenn will begin his work as Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority in Hampton, VA this September. The Fort Monroe Authority is set to assume management responsibilities for Fort Monroe and to operate the sight for preservation and recreational use."

"Our Caucus is very sad to see Glenn go. A true public servant, Glenn is going where he can do the most good for the Commonwealth and I can say with confidence that the Fort Monroe Authority is in great hands. I thank Glenn for his years of service and wish him and his family all the best as they embark on this new chapter of their lives."