Ellen Arthur gets Democratic nod to challenge Del. Ben Cline in 24th


    A report on the 24th District Democratic Caucus in the Lynchburg News & Advance.

    Calling for policies that favor people over corporations, Ellen Arthur secured the Democratic nomination for the 24th District House of Delegates race Saturday.

    “Virginia is ready for a change,” she said. “Virginia is ready for the future, and it’s ready to shake off the chains of its past.”

    Arthur, a recently retired attorney, is challenging incumbent Del. Ben Cline, a Republican who’s held the office since 2002.

    Arthur was the only candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for the House seat Saturday during a caucus in Lexington attended by about 30 people. This is her first run for office.

    “I’ll guarantee I’m the most unpolitical candidate you will ever see,” she said, adding she doesn’t have a history of political activism but has grown increasingly concerned by the consolidation of wealth in the hands of a few, corporate bailouts and the squeezing of the middle class.



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