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Richmond school board member to run for Virginia State Senate

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Posted at 12:05 AM, Mar 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-27 00:05:04-04

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RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond school board member Derik Jones, Mayor Dwight Jones’ son, is throwing his hat into the ring for the State Senate seat currently held by Roslyn Dance.

A spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Virginia confirms Jones has submitted a petition for candidacy for the June Democratic primary.

If approved Jones will join Joe Morrissey, Joe Preston and Dance all vying for the Democratic nomination in the 16th district.