Thank you to Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-30th), who announced today that she will be retiring after this year.
“I finally have come to the end of the line,” she told fellow Senators. “I do not intend to run again this year. I have been in public service for a long time… it’s hard to contemplate what life will be like without it.”
“I will always miss my home away from home in Richmond,” she said, fighting back tears. “It has been the privilege of a lifetime for me to know you and an honor to be of service with you in support of this beloved state. As a member of the Senate of Virginia, I will truly miss you. Thank you.”
Thank YOU, Senator Ticer, for all the good work you’ve done over the years, fighting for a woman’s right to choose, for civil rights and civil liberties, for education, for the environment, and for working people. You will be missed.