Below are candidates who have recently announced their intentions to run in House of Delegates races this year and/or have filed paperwork with the State Dept. of Elections to raise money in these races.
Reagan Flaherty (D) is running for the Bedford-area seat now held by Republican Del. Terry Austin. HD 19 includes Alleghany County, Covington City, and portions of Bedford and Botetourt counties.
Michele Edwards (D) is running for the Staunton-area seat now held by Republican Del. Richard "Dickie" Bell. HD 20 includes Highland County, Staunton, Waynesboro, and portions of Augusta County and Nelson County.
Melissa Dart (D) is the second candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for an open seat in the Richmond area now held by Republican Del. Peter Farrell, who is not seeking re-election. HD 56 includes Louisa County and portions of Henrico, Goochland, and Spotsylvania counties.
These candidates will file their first campaign finance reports in April.
March 17, 2017
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