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Virginia House of Delegates 2012
Delegate Lacey E. Putney
Member Since 1962
I - 19th District
Counties of Alleghany, Bedford (part), and Botetourt (part); Cities of Bedford and Covington



Personal Information
Born: Big Island, VA, June 27, 1928
Gender: M
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist
Education: M. E. Marcuse High School
Washington and Lee University (B.A.)
Washington and Lee University School of Law (LL.B. with honors)
Virginia Colleges and Universities:
Washington and Lee University
Military Service: USAF (1950-54)
Occupation/Profession: Attorney
Membership & Affiliation: Bedford Baptist Church
Masons
Jaycees
Scottish Rite
Loyal Order of Moose
American Legion
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (former chairman)
Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation (trustee)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce (former director)
Virginia Baptist Hospital (former trustee)
Boy Scouts of America (former district director)
Bank of Fincastle (advisory board)
Virginia State Bar Professionalism Faculty
Forest Volunteer Fire Company (director)
Bedford Sheltered Workshop (former director)
Bedford Historical Society
Bedford Bar Association (former president)
Delta Star, Inc. (general counsel)
Mary Davidson Bryan Scholarship Committee
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (board of trustees)
Sedalia Center
Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce
Botetourt Historical Society
Acting Speaker of the House (June 2002-January 2003)
Spouse: Carmela C. Bills
Children: Susan Powers and L. Edward, Jr.
Awards: Outstanding Young Men of America (1965)
Virginia Education Association, Distinguished Service Award (1992); Appreciation Award (1996)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Distinguished Service Award (1996)
Treasurers' Association of Virginia, Superior Legislative Service Award (1997); Legislator of the Year (2009)
Virginia Sheriffs' Association, Outstanding Legislative Service Award (1998)
Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers, Legislator of the Year (1999)
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Legislator of the Year (1999)
Virginia Governmental Employees Association, Legislative Achievement Award (1999); Legislator of the Year (2010)
Virginia League of Social Services Executives, Outstanding Service Award (1999)
Virginia State Police Association, Appreciation Award (1999)
Virginia Campus Police, Appreciation Award (1999)
Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, Political Action Award (2003)
Southern Legislative Conference, Thomas B. Murphy Longevity of Service Award for 45 years of Distinguished Service in the Virginia General Assembly (2007)
Virginia State Bar, Appreciation Award for More than 50 Years of Service (2007)
Conservation Legislator of the Year (2008)
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
Washington and Lee University Alumni Association, Distinguished Service Award (2010)
Virginia Military Institute, Distinguished Service Award (2010)