RECOGNIZING DELEGATE ALLEN L. LOUDERBACK; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 106
(Senate - July 29, 2005)

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 Mr. ALLEN. Mr. President, I am pleased today to recognize one 
of Virginia's most dedicated public servants, Delegate Allen L. 
Louderback, who is retiring after serving three terms in the Virginia 
House of Delegates.
  Delegate Louderback has been a strong advocate for lower taxes in 
Virginia, serving as the ranking majority member of the House Finance 
Committee, and as the chairman of both the House Subcommittee on Sales 
Tax Exemptions and the Subcommittee on Tax Preferences. From 2001 to 
2003, he also served on the Joint Subcommittee to Reform Commonwealth 
Tax Structure.
  In addition, Delegate Louderback served on the Agriculture, 
Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, where he chaired the 
Chesapeake Subcommittee, and sat on the House Committee on Militia, 
Police and Public Safety. In 2002, he was named Legislator of the Year 
for the 140-member Virginia General Assembly by the Family Foundation. 
And in 2003, Allen was awarded the same honor by the Commissioners of 
Revenue Association. Delegate Louderback is also a member of the 
Commonwealth Competition Council, the State Procurement Commission, and 
the State Water Commission, where he chairs the Karst Subcommittee.
  Prior to his small business entrepreneurship and public service in 
Luray, VA, Allen worked in Washington, DC, as an investigator and 
manager for the U.S. General Accounting Office for 18 years. As a 
manager at GAO, he was the recipient of the Director's Award for his 
``outstanding managerial skills'' in 1979.
  Delegate Louderback earned his B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University. He is a past president of the Luray 
Rotary Club and the Luray Kiwanis Club. His wife, Nadia, and two sons 
attend Leaksville United Church of Christ.
  The 15th District, and indeed all of Virginia, will surely miss the 
leadership and talents that Delegate Allen Louderback displayed in the 
Virginia General Assembly. I would like to recognize and thank Allen 
for his commitment to bettering the Commonwealth of Virginia. I 
congratulate him on his retirement and wish him many more years of 
success and happiness.