A Northampton County woman has announced her candidacy for the 100th District seat in the House of Delegates.
Charlena Jones, a small business owner and a member and former chair of the Northampton County School Board, said she will run in the Nov. 7 election. She is running as a Democrat.
She will face incumbent Delegate Robert Bloxom Jr., a Republican.
In a prepared release Jones said she “will have a community-centered approach and the voice of the community will be at the heart of decisions she makes in the House.”
Jones said her campaign will focus on education, ensuring a living wage, protecting the environment, and advocating for “policies that allow everyone to thrive.”
Jones described herself as “a dedicated advocate for positive change and community empowerment.”
Jones said she is a lifelong resident of District 100 and has “witnessed the unique challenges and opportunities that our communities face from the shores of Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore.”
Jones said her campaign is motivated by her faith and “a deep passion for public service.” She said she “is ready to bring fresh perspectives and effective leadership to the Virginia House of Delegates.”
Jones can be reached at [email protected].
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