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Democratic candidate Lenard Myers began his legal career as a prosecutor but now fights for clients as a successful consumer rights lawyer throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also an officer in the Virginia Defense Force, an integral component of the Virginia National Guard.
Myers is an outspoken advocate for sensible gun laws. His campaign focuses on bringing more jobs to the Commonwealth, providing accessible healthcare, prioritizing education and fighting flooding through strong environmental policies.
Republican incumbent Delegate Barry Knight was elected a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in a special election in 2009. He does not support sensible gun laws and voted to prohibit sanctuary cities in Virginia.
Lenard Myers is the more progressive choice in this race.