December 17, 2013 (Fairfax, VA) – Delegate Tim Hugo released the following statement on Congressman Frank Wolf’s retirement:

"I would like to thank Congressman Wolf for his service to the Commonwealth of Virginia and to the entire United States as he has served with distinction, integrity and honor these last 33 years. Congressman Wolf has defined what it is to be a humanitarian and a Christian as he has consistently and boldly stood for human rights and religious freedom both domestically and abroad.

While many will speak of his work for and on behalf of his constituents, and rightfully so, we must not forget his steadfast commitment to leave this world a better place.

President Ronald Reagan, both in his acceptance of the 1984 Republican Party nomination and in his farewell speech to the nation, talked about America as a shining city on the hill. To me, Congressman Wolf has been that "shining city on the hill" for all those seeking freedom from religious persecution and human bondage. When he leaves office; Congress, Virginia, and the nation will miss a giant of a man who sought and will continue to seek to make a difference.

I wish Congressman Wolf the best as he continues his service to others."

As the third ranking member in the Virginia House of Delegates leadership, Delegate Hugo currently serves as the Majority Caucus Chairman for the House Republican Caucus. He is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Commerce and Labor, Transportation, and Privileges and Election Committees. Delegate Hugo represents Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax, and Fairfax Station in Fairfax County as well as Catharpin, Gainesville, Haymarket, and Manassas in Prince William County.