Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Saturday on the death of former House Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.:
"Cessie and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Vince Callahan. I was fortunate to call Vince a friend and am grateful for the time we spent together in the House of Delegates. A gentleman and statesman, Vince dedicated his life to serving the Commonwealth. In addition to his time in the House of Delegates, Vince held a number of positions of service in the community working to improve the lives of his fellow citizens. Vince's great sense of humor and legislative independence earned him friends on both sides of the aisle. On behalf of the entire House of Delegates, I send my heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Vince's wife, Yvonne, and his family during this difficult time."