A very nice tribute for former Del. Bob Brink (represented the 48th district from 1997 to 2014, now serves as Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services in the McAuliffe Administration) at Del. Patrick Hope’s (D-47th) campaign kickoff/ice cream social this afternoon in Arlington. Other speakers included former State Senator Mary Margaret Whipple (represented the 31st district from January 1996 to January 10, 2012); former Senator Ed Holland (represented the 31st district from January 1972 to January 1996); former Delegate Karen Darner (represented the 49th district from 1990 to January 2004); and former Delegate Judy Connally (represented the 48th district from 1991 to 1997). First, here’s video of Del. Hope presenting former Del. Brink with a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly, followed by Brink, who talked about how much he loved being in the House of Delegates but also how little he’s regretted leaving it for his current job at the Aging Services division. Brink also said that he feels “Arlington remains in good hands” with the current House and Senate delegations.