Chaz Haywood, the longtime Clerk of the Court for Rockingham County, is about to announce a run for Congress next year in the 6th district. Congressman Bob Goodlatte has announced he will not seek re-election in the district. Other announced candidates to replace the Congressman are RPV National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar and Delegate Ben Cline ((R-24th HOD).
On Saturday Chaz Haywood penned the following statement on Facebook:
In the past few days, I’ve spoken with many of you about the possibility of running to represent the people of the sixth district of Virginia in the United States Congress. I’ve been honored to serve our community for nearly two decades – as Rockingham County’s Clerk of the Court, as your local liaison to Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Senator George Allen, and as noncommissioned officer in the Virginia Army National Guard. Most importantly, as a proud father to three beautiful daughters, my family and I have been blessed with opportunities to enjoy all that the Valley offers – from volunteering with local civic organizations to kayaking on the Shenandoah.
Indeed, it’s because I’ve been so blessed to be part of this community that I wish to continue to serve. To work alongside our men and women in uniform to ensure they have the resources to keep us safe. To advocate for education at all levels, guaranteeing that teachers and parents have the support necessary to prepare our youth for the future. To provide access to legal services, mental health, and fair representation for each and every individual in our district.
We’ve been fortunate to have a Congressman who has listened and led with integrity and conviction, and I take seriously – and humbly – this decision to continue Congressman Goodlatte’s legacy of service as I represent your values in Washington. As such, I’ll be spending time in prayer and reflection with my family over the weekend.
I plan to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, November 21.
All my best,