A major figure in Virginia politics, Tom Moss (D-Norfolk), died on Wednesday. He was a long-time former Delegate for Norfolk and the City's Treasurer after he retired from the House.
Delegate Moss was first elected in the Sixties when Norfolk, led by Senator Henry Howell, was a center of liberal reform within the conservative Democratic Party. Delegate Moss's initial slogan was "Let Virginia Out of the Byrd Cage." He arrived in Richmond, like so many others, as an outsider.