Longtime delegate joins alcohol commission

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Del. Franklin P. Hall (D-69) announced his retirement from the Virginia General Assembly. Hall’s prospective April 14 resignation ends a 34-year legislative career representing the southern section of Richmond and northern Chesterfield County.

Hall moves on to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where he will serve as one of three commissioners.

The ABC oversees over 15,000 businesses licensed to sell alcohol in Virginia.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has chosen not to call a special election to fill the delegate’s seat, leaving it vacant until the November general election.