ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 106
(Senate - July 29, 2005)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS



 Mr. ALLEN. Mr. President, I am pleased today to recognize one 
of Virginia's most dedicated public servants, Delegate Glenn M. 
Weatherholtz, who is retiring this year after five terms in the 
Virginia House of Delegates.
  Born and raised in Shenandoah County, Delegate Weatherholtz has made 
a career out of serving his country and his community. His public 
service includes a two year tour of duty in the U.S. Army. Later, he 
joined the Virginia State Police, where he served for over 10 years. 
And I was pleased during my term as Governor to appoint Glenn to be on 
the Hazardous Materials Commission in Virginia.
  Much of Delegate Weatherholtz's career has been spent in law 
enforcement. In 1971, Glenn was elected sheriff of Rockingham County 
and Harrisonburg. He was subsequently reelected five times to the 
position. During his career, he has served as chairman of the 
Accreditation Committee for the Virginia Sheriffs' Association and the 
Virginia Chiefs of Police Association.
  Glenn's law enforcement record is exceptional. He was named 
Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Harrisonburg 
Moose Lodge, and Outstanding Lawman of the Year by the Harrisonburg 
Kiwanis Club. As sheriff, he was appointed to be an Honorary United 
States Deputy Marshal and received the Law Enforcement Commendation by 
the Sons of the American Revolution. He also graduated from the F.B.I 
National Academy.
  In 1995, Glenn was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. His 
committee assignments include: Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural 
Resources; Courts of Justice; Militia, Police and Public Safety; and 
Counties, Cities and Towns. As a delegate, Glenn has shown a strong 
commitment to commonsense business practices, law and order, education, 
families, and support for those with mental illness.
  Delegate Weatherholtz is married to the former Blanche Gordon. The 
couple has four children together and they are active in the Brown 
Memorial United Church of Christ, where Glenn sings in the choir; he is 
also a lay reader and an elder on the church governing board.
  The 26th District, and indeed all of Virginia, will surely miss the 
leadership and talents that Delegate Weatherholtz displayed in the 
Virginia General Assembly and throughout his career of service. I thank 
Glenn for his commitment to improve the Commonwealth of Virginia. And I 
congratulate him on his retirement and wish him many more years of 
success and happiness.