Former delegate Joe Morrissey has a solid lead over his rivals for Mayor of Richmond. A new poll released from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows Morrissey leading with 28% of the vote. Â His closest competitor has only 16%.
Joe Morrissey went to jail in 2015 for having sex with his office receptionist, Myrna Pride (aka Myrna Warren), when she was under the age. Â More details on that story and Morrissey’s rather salacious plea agreement is here.Â Â While serving his time in jail Morrissey was released from jail during the day to attend to his duties as a delegate in the General Assembly. Â
Poll results for Mayor of Richmond:
Joe Morrissey 28 percent
Jack Berry 16 percent
Michelle Mosby 10 percent
Jon Baliles 9 percent
Levar Stoney 7 percent
Bruce Tyler 4 percent
Lawrence Williams less than 1 percent
Bobby Junes less then 1 percent
Someone else less than 1 percent
Undecided 18 percent
Don’t know 6 percent
Joe Morrissey has both the highest favorable ratings among Richmond voters and the lowest.
More on the details on the poll here.Â