Lynchburg-area Delegate Scott Garrett will not seek reelection in the fall

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A leader who has served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 10 years announced Monday he will leave office when his term ends at the close of 2019.

Delegate Scott Garrett (R – Lynchburg) was elected in 2009, defeating Shannon Valentine in a close election. Prior to seeking statewide office he served on Lynchburg City Council and worked as a surgeon.

In a statement Garrett said he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Whitney, and his two teenage children.

“After much thought and prayer, I have decided to not seek re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates in November," Garrett said. "It has been my privilege to serve the good people of the 23rd House District for the past ten years. Thank you for placing your confidence and trust in me to represent our values in Richmond."

Garrett represents the 23rd District in the Virginia General Assembly, which includes portions of Amherst County, Bedford County, and the City of Lynchburg.

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