March 16, 2007
Delegate Allen Dudley, R-Franklin County, announced that he will not seek reelection to the House of Delegates.
Dudley, who barely survived a challenge in 2005 from Democrat Eric Ferguson, had been in the seat for 14 years. Dudley leaves an open and competitive district.
His retirement is among several announced by Republicans in recent including former Virginia governor candidate Russ Potts.