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Farmville Democrat challenges Edmunds in 60th
SoVaNow.com / June 03, 2013A Farmville Democrat is running to unseat Del. James Edmunds, R-Halifax, in the Nov. 5 general election for House of Delegates in the 60th legislative district.
Jasper Hendricks III, a former congressional aide, NAACP youth voter turnout director and community organizer, announced his candidacy with the rollout of his website, jasperhendricks.com, on Thursday.
Edmunds, who was first elected to the General Assembly in 2010, has announced his plans to seek a third term.
Hendricks, a graduate of Prince Edward County schools and Norfolk State University, served as Assistant Executive Director at Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity before launching his campaign.
His website stated he is running on a platform of promoting jobs and educational opportunity. With the announcement of his candidacy, he touted the endorsement of Democracy for America, a national group that spun off from the Howard Dean 2004 presidential campaign. The organization has made a priority of electing progressive candidates to the Virginia General Assembly.
Hendricks was one of four candidates for delegates, all Democrats, who gained the organization’s backing Thursday.
The 60th legislative district includes all of Halifax, Charlotte and Prince Edward counties and portions of Campbell.
The Nov. 5 general election will include voting for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general and for all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.
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