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Lacey E Putney

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Preceded by  George P. Beard, Jr.
Political party  Independent
Party  Democratic Party
Succeeded by  Terry L. Austin
Battles and wars  Korean War
Succeeded by  Willard R. Finney
Name  Lacey Putney
Role  Politician

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Full Name  Lacey Edward Putney
Born  June 27, 1928 (age 87) Big Island, Virginia, U.S. (1928 -06-27)
Residence  Bedford, Virginia, United States
Education  Washington and Lee University School of Law, Washington and Lee University

Service/branch  United States Air Force
Preceded by  Charles E. Green, Jr.
Other political affiliations  Democratic (1962–1968)

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Lacey Edward Putney (June 27, 1928 – August 26, 2017) was an American politician. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from January 1962 until January 2014, making him the longest-serving member in the history of the Virginia General Assembly.


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Putney, a lawyer from Bedford, Virginia, was first elected as a Democrat in 1961. He left that party later in the decade and began running as an independent, although he caucused with the Republicans from 1998.

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Putney announced in March 2013 that he would not run for reelection in 2013.

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Acting Speaker

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In June 2002 Republican House Speaker S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. resigned following revelations that he had paid a staffer to keep quiet about "unwanted sexual advances". Putney, then Chair of the Privileges and Elections committee, served as Acting Speaker until the following session in January 2003, when Republican William J. Howell was elected as Speaker.

2007 voting bills

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As Chair of the Privileges and Elections Committee, Putney blocked numerous electoral reform bills, including the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and bills to introduce Instant Runoff Voting on a test basis. He then chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee.

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