Tim Kaine, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, issued this statement marking the passing of Roanoke lawyer William Poff (who, it should be noted, was an active Republican once nominated by President Ford for a federal judgeship):
“Anne and I join the entire Roanoke community in mourning the loss of Bill Poff. A legendary legal mind in a profession too often derided, Bill exemplified the best of his community with a dogged work ethic and commitment to justice. Our thoughts go out to his family, including his wife Spring, and his children and grandchildren, during this difficult time.”
If other candidates or office-holders issue statements on Poff, we’ll post them here, as well.