This morning, in Harrisonburg, April Moore officially kicked off her campaign for the 26th district Virginia Senate seat. Living in Shenandoah County, she is running as a Democrat against three-term incumbent Mark Obenshain, a Republican from Rockingham County.
A little over thirty people came out to hear her announcement, including several local media sources. According to her speech today, the three major themes of Ms. Moore’s campaign are: combating climate change, reforming ethics and holding elected officials more accountable, and fighting back against Dominion Power and their control of our legislators. Along these lines, she stated that she will fight for the citizens of the district unlike Senator Obenshain, who she claimed is heavily under the influence of corporate interests.
With April Moore’s entry into the race, she is only the second Democrat in the last four election cycles to seek the 26th district Virginia Senate seat. The district includes: the counties of Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren, a portion of Rockingham, and Harrisonburg City. At this point, this election is the only contested race in Harrisonburg.