Delegate Lee Carter (D-Prince William-Manassas) has filed his paperwork to run for Governor next year, however, he is “keeping his options open”.
From the Prince William Times:
“I’m still in the decision phase of whether or not to run for governor. But I did file some paperwork because, at this point, it is a prerequisite to keep that option open,” Carter, 33, said in an interview Wednesday.
Carter, a self-described democratic-socialist, said his decision to run will be solely based on whether he “hears discussion from other candidates about making big, transformative change to our political system and to our economy to make sure we have an economy that works for the rest of us.”
“It’s got to work for all eight-and-a-half million Virginians, and I’m just not hearing proposals for that kind of change from anyone on the gubernatorial stage right now,” Carter said.
Carter will continue to run for his seat in the 50th district of the House of Delegates even if he is also running for Governor.