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Former Va. Lawmaker Joe Benedetti Dies

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 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia state lawmaker Joseph B. Benedetti has died. He was 85.
    
Benedetti died at his Richmond home Tuesday. Family members said he died of natural causes.
    
Benedetti was a Republican who represented the city and its suburbs in the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate for more than a decade. He was the Senate minority leader before resigning from the General Assembly in 1998 to head the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
    
Benedetti previously served as chairman of the state Board of Corrections. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 1989.
    
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
    



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