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Prominent Winchester resident and former State Senator passes away

According to his Wikipedia page Harry Russell “Russ” Potts Jr. has died.

The former State Senator and 2005 Virginia candidate for governor’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time.

Potts stated a company in Winchester known as Russ Potts Productions Inc. in 1982 before going into politics.

Potts was first elected into the Virginia General Assembly as a Republican in 1991.

He was reelected by large margins of victory in 1995 and again in 1999.

In 2003 Potts defeated Mark R. Herring who would eventually become Virginia’s Attorney General.

Potts would eventually chair the Senate Education and Health Committee.

After his retiring from politics in 2008 Potts continued his commitment to education and was very involved with the Winchester Public School system.

With his production company Potts was able to orchestrate a series of yearly concerts that benefited the Winchester Education Foundation of which he served as Executive Director.

Russ Potts was 82 years of age.

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