Harvey re-enters race for House District 55 as Republican nominee

Republican Steve Harvey has announced he will run as a candidate for the House District seat that’s currently the subject of a bitter primary between the two Democratic candidates. Earlier this year, incumbent Rob Bell chose to retire from the General Assembly.

The Virginia Public Access Project had reported that Harvey had withdrawn from the race, but the former candidate for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors announced yesterday at Hollymead Town Center. Learn more about the campaign on his website.

“As the GOP House of Delegate candidate for the 55th District it is my great hope to improve the state of political discourse in Central Virginia,” reads a section of his website. “I will focus on issues, without all the personal attacks we have seen leading up to the June Primary.”

In the open seat for the new House District 55, former Charlottesville School Board member Amy Laufer has raised more money than emergency room nurse Kellen Squire as of June 8, 2023. Details in an article now posted on Information Charlottesville.

In 2019, Harvey challenged Democrat Ann Mallek for the White Hall seat on the Board of Supervisors. Mallek won with 56.49 percent of the votes cast.

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