Angela Lynn of White Hall announced her candidacy as a Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates 25th district, opposing incumbent Steve Landes of Weyers Cave, who has held the seat for 12 years. The district includes parts of Augusta, Rockingham and western Albemarle counties. Landes last faced a challenger in 2009.
Lynn, 60, made her announcement February 11 at Meriwether Springs Winery in Ivy with a few Democrat activists on hand.
Lynn described herself as a parent (of five) and an educator. She formerly worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She said she wants to be a voice for farmers and property owners. She declared herself against the Dominion Virginia Power pipeline and said she wants to protect public lands. She said she favors the expansion of Medicaid in Virginia.
She prepped for her run by studying at U.Va.’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.