By Lynn R. Michell
Word came this week that two more Republicans in the 6th District will be challenged by Democrats.
24th House District:
Ellen Arthur, an attorney who practiced law for 35 years in Lexington, announced that she will run for the 24th House District seat that is currently held by Ben Cline (see Lexington attorney Ellen Arthur to challenge Del. Ben Cline in the Roanoke Times). Ms. Arthur, who will kick off her campaign on April 2 in Lexington, Staunton, Amherst, and Bath County, is particularly driven by Cline’s opposition to the expansion of Medicaid in Virginia.
26th Senate District:
April Moore, a retired teacher from Orkney Springs in Shenandoah County, kicked off her campaign for the 26th Senate District, a seat currently held by Mark Obenshain Obenshain, who unsuccessfully ran for state attorney general in 2013 (see Shenandoah County writer and activist to challenge Sen. Obenshain). Ms. Moore, whom some may remember is married to Andy Schmookler who challenged Bob Goodlatte for the 6th Congressional District seat in 2012, noted her concern about climate change. More here.