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Disgraced former 7th District councilman announces bid for House seat

03/16/2015 6:51 PM by

Leonidas B. “Lee” Young (D), will on Tuesday officially announce his candidacy for the 74th House VA House District, which includes Charles City County, the Fairfield and Varina districts in Henrico County and one precinct in Richmond’s North Side, and which is currently represented by Delegate Joe Morrissey.

Young will formally announce his bid for the House District seat at Delegate Joe Morrissey’s law office. According to a press release sent out today, “Leonidas Young said he is entering the race to show that people who have made mistakes can overcome their pasts and fill positions of trust.”

The Rev. Leonidas B. Young served as as the 7th District City Council representative from 1992-1999. Young was convicted of influence peddling on City Council and of fraud as pastor of Fourth Baptist Church in 1999 and spent two years at a Federal prison camp. A special election in 1999 brought Delores L. McQuinn in to replace him on City Council.


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