March 25, 2024 News & Press Releases

Democratic Party of Virginia Pays Tribute to the Legacy of Former Delegate Benjamin “Benny” Keister

by DPVA Press

Richmond, Virginia – The Democratic Party of Virginia is deeply saddened by the loss of former Delegate Benjamin "Benny" Keister. He was a stalwart advocate for rural communities and a cherished member of the Democratic family. Hailing from Dublin, Virginia., Keister's impactful contributions as a former mayor, dedicated science teacher, and esteemed community leader have left an indelible mark on the Commonwealth.

"Benny was not only a dedicated public servant but a true champion for rural Virginia," said Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. "His unwavering commitment to serving his constituents in Richmond, coupled with his devotion to public education and community service, made him a force to be reckoned with. Working alongside Benny was a privilege, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his son, Bo, and the entire Keister family during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed."