HJ351: Commending Edgar Martin Wright, Jr.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 351
Commending Edgar Martin Wright, Jr.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 8, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, March 9, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., was originally appointed as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buckingham County in 1976; and

WHEREAS, Edgar Martin “E. M.” Wright, Jr., was elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buckingham County on November 8, 1977; he was reelected in every subsequent election over the next 45 years, having run unopposed in every election; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright has served and continues to serve on numerous committees of the Virginia State Bar, including as a member of the Virginia State Bar Council and chair of the Lawyer Discipline Committee and Fifth District Committee; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright has served on the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council Board for more than two decades; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright served as president of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council from 2000 to 2001; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright serves as County Attorney for Buckingham County as well as counsel for the Buckingham County and Cumberland County Departments of Social Services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., for his outstanding service as Commonwealth’s Attorney of Buckingham County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his contributions to the residents of Buckingham County.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 351

Offered March 3, 2022
Commending Edgar Martin Wright, Jr.
Patron-- Fariss

WHEREAS, Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., was originally appointed as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buckingham County in 1976; and

WHEREAS, Edgar “E. M.” Wright was elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Buckingham County on November 8, 1977; he was reelected in every subsequent election over the next 45 years, having run unopposed in every election; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright has served and continues to serve on numerous committees of the Virginia State Bar, including as a member of the Virginia State Bar Council and chair of the Lawyer Discipline Committee and Fifth District Committee; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright has served on the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council Board for more than two decades; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright served as president of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council from 2000 to 2001; and

WHEREAS, E. M. Wright also serves as County Attorney for Buckingham County as well as counsel for the Buckingham County and Cumberland County Departments of Social Services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., for his outstanding service as Commonwealth’s Attorney of Buckingham County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Edgar Martin Wright, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his contributions to the residents of Buckingham County.