The Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, announced that January 6th will be the date for the special election to replace the House of Delegates seat vacated by Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg.
Dance has represented Virginia’s 63rd District for nearly a decade and last month she won the race for former Sen. Henry L. Marsh III’s seat in the state Senate.
Brian Moore, the Petersburg Mayor, Atiba Muse, Petersburg School Board Member, Rev. Larry D. Brown Sr. and lawyer Joseph E. Preston have all announced their intentions to run to replace Dance.
The January 6th date will allow the district to have representation in time for the start of the 2015 legislative season that begins on January 14th.