Frank Wagner Announces Retirement from State Senate

State Senator Frank Wagner (R-7th Senate District), 66, has announced his retirement from the Virginia State Senate.

Originally elected to the House of Delegates where he served from 1992-2001, he was elected to the Senate in a special election on December 19, 2000. His district represents Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Names to look at for possible replacements:

-Del. Chris Stolle

-Carolyn Weems, a member of the Virginia Beach (VB) School Board

-Ashley McCloud, former VB school board member

-Jim Wood, VB City Councilman

-Brad Martin, former VB City Councilman

Sen. Wagner is the second Republican state senator to announce his retirement this week (Sen. Bill Carrico announced he would not seek re-election) and the third Republican legislator (Del. Steve Landes announced he would not run for re-election).

We will have more information as it becomes available.