Delegate Lacey Putney, currently the longest serving legislator in Virginia history, is seeking another term. If reelected, the opening of the General Assembly in January will mark the 50th anniversary of the day that Putney first set foot in the House of Delegates. He was first elected in 1961.
Putney was born in Big Island. His father was section foreman for the C&O Railroad and Lacey Putney grew up in the section foreman’s house.