Del. David Ramadan will not run for re-election

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Delegate David Ramadan (R-87th House), has decided not to seek re-election in November. The announcement was made today from the House floor in Richmond during the reconvene session to consider overrides to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s vetoed bills. Ramadan won a squeaker in 2013 by less than 200 votes and was expected to face a tough battle from Democrats who will now have an advantage to pick up that seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Ramadan, 44,  commented about his decision:

“Serving in the House of Delegates has been a privilege, but it also presented incredible challenges for my career and my family. The 87th District is one of the most Democratic districts held by a Republican in the entire Commonwealth, which means that my next election will be in­cred­ibly expensive and time consuming, just as my previous two have been.”

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) thanked Ramadan for his service to the Commonwealth:

“I regret that David has decided to not seek re-election, but am grateful for his service to the Commonwealth and the House of Delegates. I know he always considered it a great honor and privilege to serve in the House. Like all citizen legislators, David sacrificed a great deal to serve his constituents. He always advocated on their behalf with passion and tireless determination. On behalf of his colleagues, I thank him and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Ramadan immigrated to America 26 years ago from Lebanon.

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