Delegate Harry Parrish of Manassas passed away yesterday at the age of 84.
Delegate Parrish was a decent, fair-minded man. Sometimes this put him on the business end of right wing attacks. One memorable radio ad from the 2005 primary featured a whiny voiced woman exclaiming “Harry Parrish voted to allow homosexuals to get insurance benefits, just like a husband and wife would get!”
Indeed he did, and he went on to win that election. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues. Here are some further thoughts from one of his colleagues, Delegate Kris Amundson.