Former Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett (R-5) has announced that he will run for the House of Delegates next year in Southsides’s 56th district.
More than 4 years ago Rep. Garrett decided not to run again for Congress but would withdraw from politics to battle alcoholism.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“With what’s going on the world I’m not gonna sit here and throw bombs at Joe Biden or anybody,” he said Tuesday, noting the bitter partisanship he experienced in one term in the U.S. House.
“I could sit back and cry in my soup at night or I can stand up and say ‘What can I do to try to fix it?’ ” he said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch before his announcement that he will seek the seat next year.
The new 56th District includes Buckingham, Appomattox, and Cumberland counties along with part of Goochland County and just 15 voters in Louisa County. The open seat leans Republican.
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