Vince Callahan, longtime lawmaker, dies at 82

Daily Press Government Editor

Vince Callahan Jr., a longtime state delegate lawmaker and former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has died, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Television station WUSA reports that Callahan died of the West Nile virus, which he contracted in August. He was 82.

Callahan, a Republican from Fairfax, served in the House of Delegates for more than 40 years.

Sen. Mark Warner, who was governor when Callahan was still in the House, issued a statement:

“When I had the honor of serving as Virginia Governor, I relied upon Vince for his sharp intellect and his bipartisan approach to fiscal responsibility. I was proud to call Vince Callahan a friend, and I extend my deepest personal condolences and respect to his wife, Yvonne, and their family."

Read the full Times-Dispatch story here.

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