Members of the community came together to honor the lifelong career of public service of retired Virginia State Senator Chuck Colgan with the unveiling of a statue made in his likeness.
The unveiling took place on September 25 at George Mason University’s Science and Technology campus in Manassas, which coincided with Colgan’s 90th birthday, according to a release.
According to a release, Colgan served as a State Senator for 40 years, and as a Prince William County Supervisor for four years.
“He is the longest serving Virginia Senator in the history of the Commonwealth,” stated a release.
Several individuals spoke about Colgan’s service, including former Delegate David Brickley, Jimmy Hazel, and George Mason University President Angel Cabrera, stated a release.
“Throughout his long career, Mr. Colgan was involved with numerous initiatives including: freezing college tuition and investing in higher education; the initial funding of George Mason University’s Prince William Campus and the Rt. 234 Bypass; the abolition of the dishonest parole system; pro-family, pro-work Welfare reform, and supporting the recruitment of Micron,” stated a release.
According to a release, the bronze statue was made by a local Virginia artisan.
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