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Community Leader and Addiction Recovery Advocate Victor McKenzie, Jr. Launches Campaign for New HD82

The district includes all of the City of Petersburg and the County of Surry and parts of the counties of Prince George and Dinwiddie.

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See below for a candidacy announcement by Victor McKenzie, Jr. for House of Delegates in the new 82nd district, “which includes all of the City of Petersburg and the County of Surry and parts of the counties of Prince George and Dinwiddie.” This district is 45.8% Black, 45.1% White, and was easily won by Hillary Clinton (56%-42%), Ralph Northam (56%-43%), Tim Kaine (58.1%-40.9%), etc. However, in 2021, Glenn Youngkin eked out a win here by 2.1 points (50.6%-48.5%) over Terry McAuliffe, while Republican Kim Taylor defeated incumbent Del. Lashrecse Aird (D) by 638 votes out of 33k cast. So this seat is DEFINITELY winnable for Democrats in 2023, and we really *must* win it – period.

By the way, currently there are no other Democrats who have announced for this seat, while former Del. Aird is running for State Senate. As for Victor McKenzie, Jr., he is: “a nonprofit executive and community leader. He serves as Executive Director of a statewide organization, leading advocacy and education for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of a community action organization that serves Petersburg, Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Hopewell and Richmond.” Impressive.

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