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Virginia Green announces State Rep campaign

Jeff Staples, a mechanic from Chesapeake, has announced a Green campaign for Virginia House of Delegates District 81.

From HamptonRoads.com:

A Green Party candidate from Chesapeake announced he’ll challenge Del. Barry Knight, R-Virginia Beach, in the 81st House District. Knight won without a challenger in 2013.

Candidate Jeff Staples wrote Thursday on his Facebook page: “Tired of not having choices, I have stepped forward to offer an alternative. I want to offer a voice for the working folks of this district.”

Staples is a mechanic who lives in the Hickory area of Chesapeake. He graduated from Lynchburg College and is a member of the Sierra Club.

The district includes part of Chesapeake and part of Virginia Beach. All 140 legislative seats in the General Assembly are up for election in November.

Dave Schwab

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