June 14, 2018 - Virginia authorities say a former Republican state delegate who resigned his House seat for health reasons eight years ago has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs says utility workers found 69-year-old Tom Gear slumped behind the wheel of his car Wednesday morning on a road near the mouth of the York River.
Gear represented the Hampton area in the House from 2002 until 2010, after three years as a Hampton city council member.
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