Nov. 19, 2013
Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement Tuesday morning following news from Bath County that State Senator Creigh Deeds has been seriously injured in a morning altercation. Senator Deeds is currently being treated at UVa.
“In this tough and sad time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Deeds family. The news from this morning is utterly heartbreaking. Creigh Deeds is an exceptional and committed public servant who has always done what he believes is best for Virginia and who gives his all to public service. He cares deeply about Virginia, and the people of Virginia care deeply for him. I urge all Virginians today to join me in praying for a full and complete recovery for Creigh and for many more years of his public service to the Commonwealth. At this moment, our state unites in prayer for Creigh Deeds and his family.”
Deeds, a Democrat, unsuccessfully ran for governor against Republican McDonnell.