The House Losing a Lion

Rep. Rick Glazier announced he will leave the General Assembly at the end of the session after seven terms representing Cumberland County in the House of Representatives. This is no normal retirement. In each term, regardless of the political party in control, Democratic Rep. Glazier has been rated by his peers as one of the most effective legislators. His unmatched careful review of every bill considered by the House, and his willingness and ability to improve even legislation he may not support has earned him the respect of all. When the Speaker recognizes him to debate a bill, everyone perks up and pays attention; he is one of the few who can change the outcome of a vote with his floor debate.