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Henry Marsh announces retirement from VA Senate

Sen. Henry Marsh (Source: NBC12) Sen. Henry Marsh (Source: NBC12)
Sen. Henry Marsh (Source: NBC12) Sen. Henry Marsh (Source: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Henry Marsh notified Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday of his plans to retire from the Virginia Senate.

Marsh's retirement will be effective Thursday, according to the letter. 

"I am thankful to the constituents of the 16th Senatorial District who entrusted me to serve them in the Senate for the past twenty-two years," wrote Sen. Marsh. "I am proud to have carried out my duties and responsibilities in manner that has benefited my district and the citizens of the Commonwealth as a whole."

The 80-year-old was elected to the Senate in 1991, after years of work as a civil rights lawyer. He became the first African-American mayor of Richmond in 1977.

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