Our State Senator (and former George Mason Elementary School pupil) Henry Marsh retired last week after more than 2 decades in the Virginia Senate.
Before his election to the Senate, Marsh served as the City Council 7th District Representative for 15 years. He was also elected mayor in 1977, becoming the first African-American mayor of Richmond.
The RTD says that “Delegates Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, and Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg are among those mentioned as possible successors” to fill out the remainder of Marsh’s term.
Former Richmond Mayor Rudy McCollum and local businessman Preston Brown have announced that they will be seeking the seat as well. (via RTD)
“[Gerry J. Rawlinson, 54, of South Richmond] who owns two home health care businesses in the Richmond area has filed paperwork to run for the 16th District Virginia Senate seat, becoming the fourth Democrat to make the ballot for the party’s firehouse primary next month.”