Letter: Bowditch a worthy successor to Morgan
The Middle Peninsula’s friend for over three decades—Delegate Harvey B. Morgan—has announced his retirement. His is a seat that for nearly 70 years has been held by only one other gentleman, the late John Warren Cooke of Mathews County, the former Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. Mr. Cooke died in 2009.
Sherwood Bowditch of Gloucester County has declared his candidacy for this seat. Sherwood would make a fine representative in our state house. His commitment to young people and his native roots bear all the hallmarks of an outstanding advocate in Richmond for those in my hometown of Mathews and throughout the 98th district.
Sherwood will roll up his sleeves and fight for the issues that are most important to the district. Above all, he is an individual of the highest integrity and I’ve been proud to call him friend.
In closing, thank you, Del. Morgan, for your many years of public service. Harvey Morgan followed in some pretty big footsteps after Mr. Cooke, but quickly proved his value to the people he so faithfully represented. With any luck, he and his wife, Mary Helen, will now find some time for rest and relaxation. They have earned it.
J. Scott Sadler