Lamont Bagby plans to run for 74th House District seat

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 16:09:12-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico School School Board member Lamont Bagby has his sights set on the Virginia General Assembly. Bagby, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for the seat held by Delegate Joe Morrissey, announced this week his intention to once again run for Morrisssey's 74th House District seat in the upcoming November election.

Bagby would first have to win his party's nomination in a June primary. For a special election in January, party leaders chose Kevin Sullivan over Bagby to take on Morriessy. Morriessy, who was serving a jail sentence at the time of the election, ended up winning back his seat.

Bagby said he would focus his House of Delegates campaign on education.

"From my first days as a teacher at Henrico High, to my ongoing work as a school board member, to my current service as director of operations at Peter Paul Development Center - I have worked to bring smart, innovative and effective approaches to impact educational opportunities for our youth and the most vulnerable members of our community," Bagby posted on his website.

In addition to his job and role on the school board, Bagby was appointed to the Norfolk State Board of Visitors.

The 74th House District covers parts of Henrico County, Richmond and Charles City County. Morrissey has not yet announced whether he planned to seek re-election this fall.