Incumbent Ronnie Campbell, Dem. Christian Worth Running for 24th District
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Delegate Ronnie Campbell is running for re-election to represent Virginia's 24th District, and Democrat Christian Worth has announced she’s once again running in an effort to become the district's first Democratic delegate since 1983.
The 24th District encompasses Buena Vista and Lexington, along with Bath and Rockbridge counties and parts of Amherst and Augusta counties.
Campbell was picked by voters last December during a special election to fill the seat vacated by Ben Cline, who now represents Virginia’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He's a Republican and describes himself as very conservative. He's retired after 25 years with the Virginia State Police.
Campbell also served on the Rockbridge County School Board for 10 years, and seven as a member of the board of supervisors.
"I've been to Richmond for one session and people are coming up to me, telling me that, ‘I looked at your voting record,’” Campbell said. “'You did a great job' and that's real important to be able to have the citizens that you're representing support what you're doing for them."
Campbell is married with five daughters and five grandchildren.
Christian Worth was born and raised in Kentucky, and first moved to Lexington, Va., as the third class of women at Washington and Lee University.
In 2016, she moved back to Lexington with her husband and two children.
A family lawyer who had her own practice in Kentucky, Worth describes herself as an advocate and problem solver.
"I feel like we have the know-how,” Worth said. “We have the people. We have the beautiful natural resources to really move our district forward, but for far too long Richmond has ignored us as a priority and we aren't receiving the investment we need out of the legislature, so I want to change that. I want to go to Richmond and advocate for our families here."
Worth says people in the 24th District need affordable health care, better jobs, and great schools where teachers earn a decent living.