Randal J. Kirk, the Radford University graduate and biotech billionaire from Pulaski County, has moved to Florida.
This comes to light today when Kirk resigned from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, citing his new out-of-state residence.
Kirk has been a major donor to both parties over the years. He’s generally perceived as Republican-learning although the facts don’t bear that out.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, since 2000 Kirk has given $1,436,218 to Democrats and $654,000 to Republicans.
In 2005, Kirk even gave money to both candidates for governor, although did wind up giving more to Democrat Tim Kaine than to Republican Jerry Kilgore.
He could still stroke a check from Florida, of course, but the question is: Will he?