On Thursday afternoon former Delegate Joe Morrissey announced the birth of a daughter, Bella Noel Morrissey. Bella is the second child of Morrissey and his current wife, the Myrna Pride. She was Morrissey’s former 17-year-old receptionist, whose relationship with Morrissey resulted in him spending time in jail.
Morrissey also indicated he is considering a run for Mayor of Richmond, and that he will make his big announcement on Thursday, March 31st, at 6:00 pm, at the Satellite Lounge on Jefferson Davis highway in Richmond. Before he makes his announcement, he will meet with 30 pastors from around Richmond to discuss his priorities for the city.
Several other candidates have declared their intentions to run for Mayor, including former city council member and architect Bruce Tyler and Richmond businessman and former Hanover county administrator, Jack Berry. Tyler will run as an independent but last year sought a Republican nomination for state senate.
Community activists Rick Tatnall and Lillie Estes are also running for Mayor, and city council President Michelle Mosby has also declared her candidacy, as has Richmond teacher Chad Ingold. More candidates are expected to come forward prior to the June 14th deadline to file to run for Mayor.