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RIP Former Alexandria Mayor, Virginia State Senator Patsy Ticer


Sad news from Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg; my deepest condolences to former Alexandria Mayor (1991-1996) and Virginia State Senator (1996-2012) Patsy Ticer’s family and friends…

It is with profound sorrow that I share the news that Patsy Ticer has passed away. It is difficult to imagine a time when Patsy, our former Mayor/former State Senator, was not deeply involved in our community. Starting in the mid-1980s, Patsy served on the City Council, then became Mayor and then State Senator.

I have often introduced Patsy as the most beloved person in our city, and she was that and so much more. She was a rock star. Everywhere we went, citizens wanted to come over and speak with her. Patsy was a remarkably energetic and visionary public servant.

For me, Patsy was a touchstone and mentor, as she was to so many others. She was always very encouraging with a big heart and endlessly astute, witty, and generous. I will miss her all the days of my life. Her life was a blessing to so many of us and to our beloved, historic city.

Our hearts go out to the whole Ticer family during this time of sorrow. At this point, I do not know the funeral arrangements.

Thinking of Patsy and her loved ones,


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And from her successor in the State Senate, Adam Ebbin:

Saddened to hear that former Senator Patsy Ticer of Alexandria passed away overnight. Her grace, charm, and humility were unparalleled.

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