Delegate Lacey Putney described the Commonwealth as being in a state of flux following this month's election.
Putney was the featured speaker at the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the Commonwealth luncheon, Tuesday. Putney, an independent, caucuses with the Republicans in the House of Delegates. Republicans retained control of the House by a 55 to 45 margin. Democrats will control the senate.
"The coming session is certainly going to be unique," Putney said.
"I feel optimistic that there is going to be a spirit of cooperation," he went on to say.