Lamont Bagby drops out of 4th District race

Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 11:06 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2022 at 12:02 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Delegate Lamont Bagby has officially dropped out of the race to fill the 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a statement released on Thursday, Del. Bagby officially endorsed state Sen. Jennifer McClellan to replace Donald McEachin, who died in November.

Del. Bagby was the first person to announce his campaign on Dec. 12.

Bagby represents the 74th House District, which includes Charles City County and parts of Henrico County, and the city of Richmond.

Democrats will hold a “Firehouse Primary” on Dec. 20 to determine its candidate.

The special election to fill the 4th District House seat is set for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.