Ronnie Campbell, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 24th district passed away on December 13, 2022. Let’s see, how did GOP delegate die and Ronnie Campbell cause of death in detail.
How did Ronnie Campbell die?
Ronnie Campbell has passed away at the age of 68 as per the statement released by House Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah.
Statement on the passing of Delegate Ronnie Campbell reads:
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Delegate Ronnie Campbell, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Delegate Campbell was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. From his time in the Virginia State Police to his time in the House of Delegates, Ronnie served with honor and relentlessly fought for the best interests of others.”
“While he is no longer with us, he will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone touched by him. The family asks for privacy at this time. Arrangements will be made over the next few days.”
Shocked and saddened by the news of Virginia Delegate Ronnie Campbell’s passing this morning. One of the kindest and most down-to-earth public servants who truly embodied what it means to be a statesman. pic.twitter.com/pRP7Nn9DMP
— Peter A. Finocchio (@PeterAFinocchio) December 13, 2022
Delegate Ronnie Campbell cause of death:
Ronnie Campbell cause of death was cancer at the age of 68. He died on December 13, 2022. Tributes flooded with social media after demise news of Ronnie Campbell broke out.
House Speaker Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah said,
“This morning’s news is the worst. Delegate Ronnie Campbell has lost his fight with cancer. Virginia has lost a good man and dedicated public servant, the House of Delegates has lost a sterling voice, and I have lost a good friend.”
“Ronnie devoted his life to serving others. First as a State Trooper, then as a member of the Rockbridge County school board, then the Board of Supervisors, and finally the House of Delegates. In every instance, Ronnie made the people of his community his first concern.”
“A detail from one of my last conversations with Ronnie speaks volumes about the kind of man he was. His biggest worry wasn’t the disease attacking his body, or any concern over what comes next. No, Ronnie was worried that he wouldn’t be able to make it to Richmond to do his job, to be the voice for his constituents that they elected him to be. Just hours before his passing, he was working to see that the legislation he had prepared for the upcoming session wouldn’t fall by the wayside if for some reason he couldn’t be with us.”
“Ronnie Campbell was a good and decent man, and we are less as a Commonwealth today for his passing. I would ask that all Virginians join me in holding Ronnie’s wife Ellen and his entire family in their prayers.”
Condolences to the family of Delegate Ronnie Campbell. https://t.co/dh0Z7z39d9
— Kimberly Pope Adams (@kimadamsforva) December 13, 2022
Who was Ronnie Campbell?
Ronnie R. Campbell was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election in 2018. Campbell represents the 24th district, which includes the independent communities of Lexington and Buena Vista as well as portions of the counties of Bath, Rockbridge, and Amherst.
Ronnie Campbell was born in 1954. In 1976, Campbell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal science from East Tennessee State University. After that, he started working in Northern Virginia as a Virginia State Police officer.
Campbell served on the Rockbridge County School Board for eleven years. He won a seat on the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors in 2012.
A special election was held for the 24th district, state delegate after Ben Cline was elected to the US House of Representatives in November 2018.
Campbell, a native of Augusta County, served as a state police officer in the past. Campbell’s passing will probably result in another special election in an already extremely hectic election schedule for the start of the new year, with the 2023 General Assembly session only a month away.
Tributes to Ronnie Campbell:
The Governor of Virginia posted,
Suzanne and I are saddened to learn of Delegate Campbell’s passing.
Ronnie served the Commonwealth he loved in so many ways: as a State Trooper for over two decades, on the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors & School Board, and in the House of Delegates.
He cared deeply about his community, the Commonwealth, law enforcement, and above all his wife, Ellen, and their family. Suzanne and I are praying for the entire Campbell family during this difficult time.
Tara Durant tweeted,
I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Delegate Ronnie Campbell. Ronnie was a principled voice for his constituents and a kind and thoughtful leader. It was a privilege to serve alongside him this year. Please keep the Campbell family in your prayers.
Ryan McDougle tweeted,
I am sad to hear Delegate Ronnie Campbell’s death this morning. He was always ready to fight for his constituents in Richmond. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Ghazala Hashmi tweeted,
My thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends, staff, and constituents of Delegate Ronnie Campbell.
Mark D. Obenshain posted,
RIP Ronnie. Ronnie’s life was devoted to public service – as a State Trooper, school board member, board of supervisors member, and member of the House of Delegates. It was an honor and a privilege to call him my friend and to work with him in the General Assembly. Please keep his wife Ellen and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
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