Watkins Won’t Try For Commission Seat

(RICHMOND) — A former Virginia lawmaker pulls his name for consideration to be a top regulator…Jim O’Reilly has more…

John Watkins says he is no longer interested in serving on the State Corporation Commission. Watkins, a pro-business moderate Republican, clashed with more conservative elements of his party from time to time. So, those elements brought forward lobbyist, David Clarke, who quickly emerged as the favorite on both sides of the aisle. Watkins endorses Clarke to fill the vacancy on the panel.