Delegate Lee Carter announces run for Virginia governor

Delegate Lee Carter announces run for Virginia governor
Delegate Lee Carter (Source: WHSV)

MANASSAS, Va. (WDBJ) - Delegate Lee Carter formally announced Friday his intention to run for Governor of Virginia on the 2021 Democratic ticket.

Carter was elected to the House of Delegates in 2017. He has introduced legislation to reform the workers’ compensation system, allow teachers to strike, repeal the anti-worker “right to work” law, legalize cannabis, end cash bail and abolish the death penalty.

“For too long, we’ve listened to career politicians and pundits tell us that there is no other way,” Delegate Carter said in his launch video. “But no more. In this primary, we can finally pick a Governor that will fight for the rest of us.”

Governor Ralph Northam has signed multiple bills put forth by Carter into law. These include a ban on children strip searches, the establishment of worker cooperatives as legal entities in the Commonwealth and a $50 a month cap on copays for insulin products. The latter goes into effect Friday, January 1.

“For the teachers and nurses. For shipbuilders and students struggling to make tuition. For everyone with a stack of bills on the kitchen table waiting to get paid. I’m running for Governor so the rest of us can finally get what we need and deserve.”

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