RICHMOND, Va. – Hours after Virginia State Senator Henry Marsh announced he would resign his Senate seat, his daughter said she would not be the person who will replace him.
“I am honored that my name has been mentioned as a possible candidate to fill the Senate seat that my father, Henry L. Marsh, III, has held for the last 22 years. I am proud of his legacy of service to the residents of the 16th Senatorial District and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. However, I will not be entering this race,” Nadine Marsh-Carter said in a statement released Tuesday night. “I plan to provide my support to the candidate who will best serve the interests of all constituents – especially those who need an advocate for equal justice.”
Marsh-Carter is the CEO of the Children’s Home Society of Virginia.
Marsh’s resignation letter indicated his last day would be July 3, 2014. A special election will beheld to fill Marsh’s seat.