Despite almost outsting Del. Rosalyn R. Dance in a Democratic primary last year, Evandra Thompson said she is not seeking her part’s nomination to run in the race for the now vacant 63rd House District seat as she claims she lacks support of key party officials, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
In a telephone interview on Thursday Thompson said ” For me to be respected as a delegate, I need to have the support of the local party,” continuing that fellow Democrats in her district had failed to “try to cultivate some form of relationship” with her.
“I wanted to stay involved after my campaign, but they did not welcome me at all,” she commented.
The 63rd District encompasses Petersburg and parts of Hopewell, along with the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George. Thompson’s chances to win the support of Brian Moore, the Democratic chairman in Petersburg and the city’s mayor, will be almost impossible as he has announced plans to also run for the position.