EXMORE – Prominent local leader Willie Randall – a U.S. Army veteran and longtime financial adviser – recently announced his plans to seek the 6th Senatorial Democratic Nomination for the Virginia State Senate.
Randall seeks to unseat current state senator and fellow Democrat, Lynwood Lewis. The 6th District includes the northern half of Norfolk, Mathews County, the Virginia Eastern Shore’s Northampton County and Accomack County, and a small section of Virginia Beach.
“I didn’t make this move lightly,” Randall said. “We need change in Richmond. The Sixth District needs bold, new, progressive leadership, a senator who’s more in tune with the hopes and dreams, the struggles and the hardships that today’s families are facing. On issue-after-issue, I believe I’m more aligned with Democratic voters and have a better idea of their thoughts and concerns.”
“This isn’t personal,” Randall continued. “This is all about the hardworking men and women and the families of the Sixth District who deserve more and deserve better.”
Randall’s unique background and experience – including a life forged by overcoming adversity – have made him perfectly suited to tackle the stark and often complex challenges facing the Commonwealth today. As State Senator, Randall will work diligently to:
Attract better paying jobs and new businesses by supporting legislation to adopt tax-free zones for economically-disadvantaged communities.
Strengthen educational opportunities for our children and grandchildren by supporting legislation towards Universal Pre-K, apprenticeship programs and affordable higher education.
Protect Medicaid Expansion and access to affordable healthcare especially for our seniors and the most vulnerable.
Defend our veterans, wounded warriors and military families by supporting legislation to reduce state income tax on military retiree pensions.
Protect our environment by addressing sea-level rise in our communities and ensuring clean water and air.
A primary to determine the democratic nominee has not yet been set.