As many of you know, my friend Chris Saxman has decided not to run for reelection of the 20th House District seat. He has always been "my delegate" and I will miss his leadership tremendously. As a result of his announcement on Friday, my phone has been ringing off the hook for the past three days as I have spent time discussing the situation with those in the District. Many have asked me to make a run for the seat.
Even though I appreciate the thought and support, and was somewhat taken back that anyone would even consider me for this position, I feel that my talents lie in working with the grassroots and helping to build the party as I have the past 10 years, not running as a candidate. My efforts this campaign cycle will be spent supporting the Bob McDonnell-Bill Bolling Republican ticket.
As to my Democrat friend Chris Graham who speculated in his post "Del. SWAC Girl?" about the possibility of my running for the delegate seat ... he remembered correctly about the exciting 2001 Saxman election. I don't know if I should be flattered or not by his speculation but it was good for a laugh ... sorry, Chris ... I will not be seeking the nomination ... there's too much work left to do in the trenches. But thanks for the good-humored thoughts!