A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election
Joseph Morrissey was re-elected as a representative in the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election on Tuesday, despite serving jail time during his campaign for an alleged relationship with his 17-year-old receptionist.
The House of Delegates is now considering ways to bar Morrissey from serving in the legislature. "Mr. Morrissey's election tonight does not change the fact that his actions fall grievously short of the standards of a public servant in the House of Delegates," said House of Delegates Speaker William Howell (R). "There are a number of options available to the body to address questions of conduct regarding its members," he continued.
Media Resources: Richmond Times-Dispatch 1/13/15; CNN 1/14/15; Washington Post 1/13/15