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Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) has announced that she won’t run for re-election to the House of Delegates this fall, ending her legislative career after four terms.
Crockett-Stark, 70, represents the 6th District, which covers Wythe and Carroll counties and part of Smyth County.
Crockett-Stark, who is called “Annie B.” by friends and colleagues and known for her colorful personality, disclosed her decision in an email circulated on Wednesday.
“I am now moving on to enjoy other adventures that are on my personal ‘bucket list.’ I want to thank the network of family and friends whose support and efforts blessed me and afforded me this great opportunity,” Crockett-Stark wrote. “It has been such a privilege and a pleasure to serve the best people in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
She was first elected to the House in 2005, defeating incumbent Democrat Benny Keister. During her first three terms, Crockett-Stark’s district included parts of Giles and Pulaski counties and all of Bland County. Redistricting shifted Carroll and Wythe into the 6th for her current term.
Crockett-Stark, a former teacher and guidance counselor, served on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors before winning election to the House. She serves on the Counties, Cities and Towns; Health Welfare; and Institutions, and Science and Technology committees.