Christopher Collins who until recently was a Supervisor representing the Red Bud District of Frederick County will challenge Mark Berg in June’s Republican Primary.[read_more] Criminal defense attorney Christopher Collins was first elected to the Board of Supervisors to a term beginning January 1, 2010 and re-elected to a term beginning January 1, 2014. He resigned his Supervisor seat on February 26th and yesterday announced his run for Delegate in the 29th district. Prior to his recent move he lived in the 33rd district, Delegate Dave LaRock’s district. His recent move makes Collins eligible to run for Mark Berg’s seat in the House of Delegates but makes him ineligible to continue serving as Supervisor because he no longer lives in the Red Bud district.
Delegate Mark Berg is one of the strongest and most principled conservatives in the House of Delegates. He is never afraid to go against the leadership to do the right thing for the people. He stands up for the people of Virginia regardless of pressure from the leadership in Richmond which can be considerable. No one in Richmond understands the perils of Obamacare, and expansion of Medicaid, better than Dr. Berg. It would be terrible for the people of the Commonwealth to lose his voice in the House of Delegates. In a 2013 primary Delegate Berg beat a 22 year incumbent. I have no doubt that he will prevail again this year.