Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Friday on the retirement of Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser:
“I want to thank Chief Justice Kinser for her service to the Commonwealth. Cynthia is a woman of deep integrity, a conscientious public servant and a widely respected jurist deeply committed to the administration of justice.
“She will undoubtedly be remembered as the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but her legacy will extend far beyond that accomplishment. She has worked tirelessly to improve the Supreme Court of Virginia by strengthening its administration, building collegiality amongst her colleagues, and administering justice fairly and equitably.
“On behalf of the entire House of Delegates, I thank the Chief Justice for her service and wish her well in retirement.”