Incumbent Del. Charles D. Poindexter, R-Glade Hill, will seek re-election to the House of Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly.
Poindexter serves the 9th District, which includes most of Franklin County, western Henry County, and Patrick County.
He is being challenged in the primary by Wren Williams of Stuart.
“The people of the 9th District deserve better than the liberal legislation being forced upon them by the Democrat Majority controlled House,” Poindexter said. “From election integrity and voter security issues to protecting agricultural interests, families, seniors, and small businesses from onerous regulations, taxes and fees, I will continue to fight to protect our rural and small town values and way of life.”
Poindexter also strongly supports first responders and law enforcement personnel, our veterans, the Second Amendment, religious freedom, Voter ID, and high standards for education.
“We must reopen our schools and reopen them now,” he said.
Poindexter believes the Democrat-run state government’s legislative agenda has been unacceptable. “Over the past three years, Virginians have experienced the most out-of-step liberal policies that our commonwealth has ever endured. Instead of working with Republicans, Governor Northam and other extremist Democrats have never missed an opportunity to advance their liberal agenda, erode our freedoms, destroy our history, rob us of our heritage, and attack our region’s rural and small town values. Their ultra-liberal policies and laws encourage an era of ethical and moral decay that is unacceptable,” he said.
Poindexter is an experienced legislator who has served on committees such as the House Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources Committee, Counties Cities and Towns, Public Safety, and the House Appropriations Committee. He is running for re-election to continue serving 9th District citizens and conservative interests statewide.
“The 9th District has been my family’s homeplace since 1792. I take personally every issue, every vote presented in the House or in a committee that impacts our 9th District. I read the bills and thoughtfully consider their potential consequences,” Poindexter said.
To continue my work to secure and protect our region’s and our citizens’ conservative interests, I ask for your vote in the Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Republican Primary to be held at your usual voting place,” he said.