The Virginia Governmental Employees Association (VGEA) named Virginia House of Delegates Member Lacey E. Putney Legislator of the Year.
This is a rare award. According to Glenn Pond, who works as a lobbyist for the organization, this award has only been given three times in the last 20 years. Putney has received it twice, the previous time in 2000.
“We only give it to special people at special times,” Pond said.