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Farmville Democrat announces bid for House of Delegates

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SoVaNow.com / May 30, 2013
A Farmville Democrat has announced his candidacy to unseat Del. James Edmunds, R-Halifax, in the Nov. 5 general election.

Jasper Hendricks III, a former congressional aide, NAACP youth voter turnout director and community organizer, unveiled his plans to run for the 60th Legislative District seat on Thursday.

According to his website, jasperhendricks.com, “Virginia’s 60th District needs and deserves someone who is going to stand up and fight for much needed resources, but also someone who is willing and capable of bringing people to the table in order to work toward solutions.

“Jasper is that person and he needs your support and help in electing him to represent the 60th District in the Virginia General Assembly.”

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.

He said he is running on a platform of promoting jobs and educational opportunity. With the announcement of his candidacy, he gained 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 Democrats to the Virginia General Assembly.

Hendricks was one of four candidates for delegates who gained the organization’s backing Thursday.

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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Just what we need another community organizer! Vote Republican!!


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