Video: Former Del. Bob Brink Honored at Del. Patrick Hope Kickoff

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A very nice tribute for former Del. Bob Brink (represented the 48th district from 1997 to 2014, now serves as Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services in the McAuliffe Administration) at Del. Patrick Hope's (D-47th) campaign kickoff/ice cream social this afternoon in Arlington. Other speakers included former State Senator Mary Margaret Whipple (represented the 31st district from January 1996 to January 10, 2012); former Senator Ed Holland (represented the 31st district from January 1972 to January 1996); former Delegate Karen Darner (represented the 49th district from 1990 to January 2004); and former Delegate Judy Connally (represented the 48th district from 1991 to 1997). First, here's video of Del. Hope presenting former Del. Brink with a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly, followed by Brink, who talked about how much he loved being in the House of Delegates but also how little he's regretted leaving it for his current job at the Aging Services division. Brink also said that he feels "Arlington remains in good hands" with the current House and Senate delegations. Video: Patrick Hope, Mary Margaret Whipple, Karen Darner Speak About former Del. Bob Brink Del. Hope announced for reelection, then paid tribute to Bob Brink, talking about how Brink was his "mentor in the House." Former Sen. Whipple said that nobody had more fun in the House of Delegates than Bob Brink, did good work (e.g., he played a key role in bringing DARPA to Arlington) and also "really enjoyed goading the Republicans." Former Del. Karen Darner emphasized that the legislature SHOULD be there for the COMMON wealth, and that Bob Brink understood that.