Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea resigns from his parole board seat

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea is resigning from the Virginia Parole Board after serving in that position for the last eight years.

Lea, who is a Democrat, says it was the right time to step down as the new Republican administration will soon appoint their own members to fill the seat.

I leave today or tomorrow with no bad feelings. I respect the governor-elect. He’s going to bring on his parole board. That’s his prerogative. As I put in my letter, I accept that. Also, I’m serving as mayor, so as mayor, you want to make sure you have a good working relationship with the governor. So, I’ll be working with the governor-elect as we go on to make Roanoke one of the best cities in the country.

Mayor Sherman Lea

Lea’s last day on the board is Friday, Jan. 14.

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