RICHMOND, VA ̶ Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today presented House Joint Resolution 743, commending former Congressman Robert “Bob” W. Goodlatte on his retirement following 26 years of public service as the Congressman representing Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, during a Center Aisle Presentation on the Floor of the House in the Chamber.
“A champion of fiscal conservatism and ardent proponent of a Balanced Budget Amendment, Bob’s work in Congress enriched our agricultural community, enhanced transportation, provided consumer protections in the field of technology, and made lasting contributions to our civil justice reform to name just a few of his remarkable accomplishments,” said Landes. “I had the distinct pleasure of serving as District Director, and then as a District Representative for Congressman Goodlatte. I can attest firsthand to his character, work ethic, and unwavering commitment to his constituents, the Commonwealth and our country.”
House Resolution 743 was passed in the Virginia House of Delegates on January 30th and the Virginia State Senate on January 31st. Congressman Goodlatte was presented with the resolution during the February 12th General Assembly Session. Congressman Goodlatte represented more than 750,000 constituents through offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Harrisonburg, and was the longest serving member of Congress from Virginia’s 6th Congressional District. He was the epitome of a servant-leader, who represented the Commonwealth with the utmost integrity and dedication, engendering the respect of his constituents and colleagues and the loyalty of his staff. House Joint Resolution 743 may be viewed at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+ful+HJ743.
Delegate Landes also welcomed a multitude of Congressman Goodlatte’s former staff members from both the Congressman’s Washington office and Virginia district offices, as well as former campaign staff, who viewed the presentation from the House gallery.
Landes represents the 25th House District, which includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties. Landes is currently serving his twelfth term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit SteveLandes.com for additional information.