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Speaker of the House
House Speaker, Top Notch Golf Course Designer
Member of Executive Director, Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
Old Dominion University
Jerry Kilgore - Governor
It later was revealed that a top aide to House Speaker Vance Wilkins, a Republican, also was listening surreptitiously to the strategy session. In June, a Washington Post article detailed how House Speaker Wilkins, a domineering figure who had spent 24 years in the General Assembly, had paid a 26-year-old woman $100,000 the previous November to settle her complaint of sexual harassment. Wilkins protested that he had done nothing wrong.Many Republicans, though privately appalled, wanted to wait until Wilkins fought his way through the scandal or, preferably, resigned on his own.Some advisers, his brother among them, warned Kilgore not to push Wilkins too hard or too publicly after all, if the speaker somehow managed to cling to power, Wilkins could have made Kilgore's legislative life miserable for the next four years. Two days later, Wilkins resigned as speaker.He was the first speaker in Virginia to do so. He was replaced by Del.William J. Howell of Stafford County, who had agreed to work more harmoniously with other delegates than Wilkins had, and to share more power with other party members.Just over a month later, Wilkins, his authority and image demolished, retired from the House of Delegates. Some Democrats, perhaps cynically, privately remark that within months of Kilgore's ascendancy to the top of the Republican Party, his main potential rivals have suddenly vanished.
WLNI News - Talk Radio 105.9 FM, WLNI
August 17, 2004 RichmondA portrait of former House Speaker Vance Wilkins will be unveiled Saturday morning at the state Capitol.Wilkins resigned from office two years ago amid a sexual-harassment scandal.Wilkins says he doesn't want the public to attend the unveiling, but assembly officials say since the chamber is a public room, the doors will be open to anyone who wishes to view the ceremony.
Danville Register Bee - Where did they go?
Their success coincided with the party-building work done by former House Speaker Vance Wilkins, who recruited candidates to run for office.Thanks in part to Wilkins, the Republicans were able to win control of the General Assembly in time to take control of the 2001 redistricting.
Edwards will seek re-election
Cline was elected last year to complete the unexpired term of former House Speaker Vance Wilkins of Amherst County, who resigned after a sexual harassment allegation.
Danville Register Bee - More breaking news
Wilkins resigns from House
Wilkins resigns from House> > > > > > > > > > August 12, 2002 RegisterBee.comWilkins resigns from HouseJust weeks after resigning as Speaker of the House, Amherst county delegate Vance Wilkins says he'll leave the General Assembly completely. Delegate Wilkins says he has mailed his resignation letter to the Clerk of the House of Delegates about his decision to retire, effective August 15th. Wilkins says he selected this date so Governor Mark Warner can set a special election to fill his seat for the remainder of his term. It would coincide with the November general elections, and Wilkins says it will save taxpayers money. Wilkins resigned on June 14th following allegations of sexual misconduct, and a settlement for sexual harrassment, which was first reported by The Washington Post. Wilkins has served in the House of Delegates for more than 25 years. © 2002 Media GeneralTerms and conditions