It has been nearly one year since Former Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson left office.
The Retired United States Air Force (USAF) Colonel served in the position for eight years.
Even though, Anderson is no longer an elected official, he remains heavily involved in the community.
“I may not be in public office, but I remain in public service,” the Virginia native said.
Anderson is the Senior Vice Commander of Disabled American Veterans chapter 48 and a Life Member of the American Legion.
He serves as Chairman of the Potomac Region Veterans Council (PRVC), as well.
“It is the organization that plans and executes, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and the Veterans Day Ceremony at Quantico National Cemetery,” Anderson said.
The Veterans Day event is set to begin at 11 a.m. on November 11.
“It is a very impressive ceremony,” he said.
Anderson is also a board member for several organizations, including the Salvation Army Prince William Corps in Woodbridge.
The non-profit helps those in need and assists job seekers.
“They are really doing some important work in the community, and I just feel privileged to be part of that process,” Anderson said.
Legislators from the Democratic and Republican parties continue to reach out to the former delegate.
Anderson was asked to speak about various bills in front of committees and subcommittees during the 2018 Virginia General Assembly.
“I did that happily, because, in the end, there is a Virginia way. It’s where we work across the aisles,” he said. “We have very spirited elections — there’s no two ways about that — but once the election is over, the two caucuses in Richmond do come together in the House of Delegates and work to try to move legislation that’s important.”
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