Lieutenant Governor of Virginia William T. Bolling holds the second highest political office in Virginia, presiding over the state senate and standing ready to succeed Gov. Timothy M. Kaine in an emergency.
On Wednesday, Bolling spoke to more than 800 rising high school seniors gathered in the Vines Center for the 66th annual American Legion Boys State of Virginia. Held at Liberty University for the past 19 years, the program teaches young men about state and local government.
“You’re only limited by your dreams, your hard work and your ambition,” Bolling told the aspiring leaders.
Bolling, a Republican, said he will seek reelection in 2009.
He is one of several dignitaries participating in this year’s Boys State event. Kaine spoke on Monday, and Virginia's Attorney General, Robert McDonnell, is expected to speak on Friday.
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