On Thursday Bill Stanley addressed press from around the state responding to their question about a run for Attorney General next year. He said, “I’m giving it serious consideration.”
Stanley has served two terms in the Virginia state senate. He is a criminal attorney from Franklin county.
In October Delegate Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) dropped out of the race for Attorney General leaving John Adams and Chuck Smith to run for the office. There will be a primary in the Spring to determine the nominee. Bill Stanley is confident he can win the nomination but has concerns about his family.
“I believe I can become the nominee… it’s whether I have the time to do it,” he said. “I love being a father and a husband.”
The Republican nominee will run against the current Attorney General, Democrat Mark Herring, who is running for a second term. The election for Governor, Lt.Governor, and Attorney General will be in November 2017.
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