A longtime state delegate from the Shenandoah Valley is asking voters to send him back to Richmond.
Delegate Steven Landes announced Wednesday he will seek a 10th term in the House of Delegates.
The republican from Weyers Cave represents the 25th District - which includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham counties.
In his announcement, Landes says job creation and economic development will be his top priorities if re-elected in November.
The Office of Steven Landes Press Release
WEYERS CAVE – Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today filed for the 25th House District Republican Party Canvass, and officially announced he will be seeking a tenth term in the Virginia House of Delegates.
"It has been my honor to serve the citizens of the 25th District in the House of Delegates. Over the last eighteen years, which I have been privileged to serve, we have accomplished much for Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont Regions," Landes said. "Bringing jobs to Virginia and our regions has been my top priority during these economically uncertain times, and I have worked with my colleagues both locally and across the Commonwealth of Virginia to balance our state budgets, keep taxes low, and eliminate waste in our state government."
"As we look forward to the future for our communities, I pledge to continue to make job creation and economic development a top priority," Landes said. "We must also look to continue to make improvements in keeping our elementary, secondary and higher education institutions strong, and at the same time bring about positive and results oriented changes and reforms to allow our children the best opportunities for future jobs and careers."
Landes currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Education Committee, and also serves on the Appropriations, Privileges and Elections and Rules Committees. He is the Chairman of the Appropriations Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, and the Rules Studies Subcommittee, and is a House Budget Conferee.
Landes represents the 25th House District, which includes portions of Albemarle, Augusta and Rockingham Counties. He was first elected in 1995 and is currently serving his ninth term in the House.