|RICHMOND, VA. — Former Speaker of the House and candidate for Governor Kirk Cox released the following statement on Delegate Nick Rush’s retirement.
“For the past 10 years, I have had the privilege and honor of counting Delegate Rush as a close friend and colleague in the House of Delegates. Delegate Rush served as the Majority Whip during my Speakership and because of his steadfast service to the Commonwealth we were able to balance the budget, make Virginia the best state for business, cut taxes, and reduce regulations.
“Delegate Rush is the true definition of a servant’s heart. I thank him for his service to our great nation in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. His tenure in the House of Delegates was marked by his commitment to making college more affordable for Virginians, and his leadership on behalf of the New River Valley that will not soon be forgotten.
“I wish Nick and Jennifer continued blessings from the Lord as they begin a new path beyond the House of Delegates.”