On Monday, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced that Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) has been appointed to the House Commerce and Labor Committee. Wilt, a four-term state representative, “is an experienced member of the House of Delegates and a valuable leader within our caucus,” Cox said in a press release.

He added, “Throughout his time as a member of the House of Delegates, he has proven himself to be a thoughtful member of various other committees. Tony often receives praise from members on both sides of the aisle for his work ethic, depth of knowledge, and willingness to find practical solutions. He will be a great addition to this committee.”

Delegate Wilt joined the state legislature in a 2010 special election after then-Governor Bob McDonnell appointed Republican Delegate Matt Lohr as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Wilt currently represents the City of Harrisonburg and parts of neighboring Rockingham County. He is also the president and general manager of Superior Concrete, Inc. in Harrisonburg.

Chairman of the Commerce and Labor Committee Terry Kilgore (R-Lee) remarked on the addition, “Tony is a well-respected member…[his] record of service to his district, the other committees he sits on, and this body as a whole will prove invaluable to this committee.”

Thanking both Speaker Cox and Chairman Kilgore, Delegate Wilt said, “Throughout my time in the House of Delegates I have found the committee process to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as it allows for a greater understanding of a wide array of issues. As a small business owner I know the importance of cultivating an environment where businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive with as little government interference as possible. The Commerce and Labor committee does important work and I look forward to getting right to work.”