(WFXR) — A statement from Delegate Ronnie Campbell’s office says he has passed away from cancer at the age of 68.

Del. Campbell represented Virginia’s 24th House Districted since 2018 when he won the seat in a special election.

The statement said, “Delegate Campbell was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. From his time in the Virginia State Police to his time in the House of Delegates, Ronnie served with honor and relentlessly fought for the best interests of others.”

Campbell was a member of the Republican Party.

Today the Republican Party of Virginia released a statement saying, “he was a selfless public servant and a leader of impeccable quality. Most of all, he was my friend, and our hearts are with Ronnie’s family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace as we lift up his family in prayer during these difficult times.”

Del. Campell previously served Virginia as a state police officer and a member of the Rockbridge County School Board and Board of Supervisors.