Alexandria Registrar Tom Parkins, second from right, was given a bi-partisan send off into retirement on Dec. 12.
Alexandria Registrar Tom Parkins, second from right, was given a bi-partisan send off into retirement Dec. 12 as the Alexandria Democratic Committee and the Alexandria Republican City Committee came together at Port City Brewing Company to honor Parkins' 13 years of overseeing elections in the city. The Iowa native came to Alexandria in 2000 and formally stepped down from his position Dec. 31. With Parkins are Alexandria City Electoral Board members Bruce A. Brown, vice chairman; Donald E. Ledwig, secretary and senior member, and Susan B. Kellom, chair.