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Pollard to Run for House

Anita Kumar

Democrat Albert C. Pollard Jr. announced today that he will run in the Feb. 19 special election to fill his old House seat.

"I have always enjoyed public service and we are in a better financial position to serve than when I stepped down,'' he said in a statement. "For these reasons and because of the outpouring of encouragement to run, I am declaring my candidacy."

Pollard represented the district for three terms until he left in 2005. The recent vacancy was created when Rob Wittman left to run for Congress.

The 99th district will not initially be represented by a House member in the legislative session, which begins Jan. 9. But the winner of the special election will participate in the final weeks of the session.

"It is unfortunate that the Northern Neck will be without an advocate in the House of Delegates for the majority of the upcoming session, but my previous service prepares me to begin work immediately,'' Pollard said.

Pollard lost to Republican Richard H. Stuart for the seat of retiring Senate President John H. Chichester (R-Northumberland) in November.

By Anita Kumar  |  December 28, 2007; 11:07 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2007 , General Assembly 2008  
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