Adams launches run for state Senate; Spanberger, Reeves to run for seat outside Louisa

Supervisor Duane Adams

Louisa County Supervisor Duane Adams (Mineral District) announced today that he will run for state Senate in the newly created 10th District.

The district was created when the Virginia Supreme Court approved new legislative district boundaries on Dec. 28. The incumbent state Senator, Bryce Reeves, said last night that he is running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. 

Like Reeves, Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat and Louisa's congresswoman for the past two terms, is seeking the 7th District seat. Whoever wins that race will not represent Louisa County, which will be in the newly formed 5th Congressional District. The current holder of that seat is Rep. Bob Good, a Republican.

Look for a separate article explaining the Supreme Court's redistricting plans in tomorrow's edition of The Central Virginian.

Adams says in a campaign video that his major achievements as a member of the board of supervisors since 2017 have been prioritizing Second Amendment rights, preventing tax increases and gaining pay increases for law enforcement and teachers. 

The 10th District will include much of Louisa County. It would likely exclude the Zion, Mechanicsville and part of Patrick Henry #1 precincts, although the supervisors still need to redraw their own district boundaries. Those areas in western Louisa will likely be part of the 11th state Senate district.

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