Petersburg – Lashrecse Aird, Chair of the Petersburg Democratic Committee and respected community leader, today announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 63rd House of Delegates District. Ms. Aird is a member of the prestigious Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, an alumna of Virginia State University, and she currently serves as Executive Assistant to the President of Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Aird has a proven record of community service and leadership, recently being appointed to the Planning Commission by the Petersburg City Council.
In announcing her candidacy, Ms. Aird said, “I believe in this community, and I’m dedicated to making the Tri-Cities region a place where more families choose to live, work and raise a family. My husband and our two young sons are very proud to call Petersburg home, and I’m deeply committed to the entire region. As Delegate of the 63rd District, I would energetically represent the interests of area citizens.
“The 63rd District has made great strides throughout the years to strengthen its communities and has a lot to offer its citizens, but there is still tremendous opportunity for improvement. We must continue to ensure that we are creating and keeping good paying jobs, developing a well-trained workforce and strong public schools so families will choose to stay and businesses will invest here. Our neighborhoods must be safe and secure—free from gun violence—so that our children and families are safe in their yards, schools, churches and workplaces. We owe our seniors increased services, and we must continue our efforts to offer affordable health care to every citizen. Our veterans who have served our country and protected our freedom deserve jobs and effective services that will allow them to transition back into civilian life. Obstacles to voting rights must be eliminated, and voting for all our citizens must become easier, not more difficult.
“Through my experience as a community volunteer, and my professional and civic engagement, I realize that I can best way advance these critical issues as a member of the General Assembly. The Commonwealth must continue to invest in these and related initiatives, all of which Governor McAuliffe has supported during his administration. I have decided to run for delegate because I want actively to promote the highest quality of life for all of our citizens and make this district the best place to live and work for everyone. Together we can accomplish great things!” Ms. Aird concluded.
Ms. Aird has filed today, submitting over three times the necessary number of signatures, a demonstration of her already mounting grassroots support.
Paid for and Authorized by Lashrecse Aird for Delegate