The good news out of Charlottesville:
Republican lawyer announces challenge to Creigh Deeds for SenateHere's wishing Mr. Aldous success. Virginia depends on it.
By Michael Sluss, Roanoke Times
Charlottesville lawyer Thomas "TJ" Aldous will run for the state Senate seat that Democrat Creigh Deeds of Bath County has held for a decade.
Aldous announced his candidacy Tuesday, becoming the first Republican to challenge Deeds for the Senate seat since the Democrat first won it in 2001.
Aldous lives in Albemarle County and practices law in Charlottesville, with an emphasis on estate planning and business law. He said his campaign will focus on better management of tax dollars, creating jobs and education, among other things.
"Over the coming months, I'll share my vision for a prosperous Virginia with the citizens of the 25th District, but I will also be listening to their concerns, their hopes and their dreams," Aldous said in a news release. "I will be at their doorstep and in their neighborhoods. This campaign will be about the citizens, not blind political ambition or coasting."
The 25th District extends from Bath County to Charlottesville and includes all of Alleghany and Rockbridge counties and the cities of Covington, Lexington and Buena Vista. [link]