William C. Wampler Jr., a Republican senator who has represented Southwest Virginia since 1988, announced this morning that he will not seek reelection.
Wampler, 51, is a member of the Finance, Commerce and Labor, Rules and General Laws and Technology committee and served frequently as a budget conferee. His district includes the cities of Bristol and Norton and all or part of six far Southwest counties.
He is the son of a former U.S. Congressman.
WCYB-TV has a copy of his announcement and a link to an interview with him.