Independent Waylin Ross wants to bring change to his hometown of Petersburg

Posted at 3:42 PM, Aug 23, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. -- This year's election will see every seat in the Virginia General Assembly up for grabs and once again Virginia will be a battleground.

We have invited the candidates from the senate and house districts that represent the Richmond metro to come on CBS 6 News to talk about their campaigns.

Waylin Ross, a Petersburg native, is an Independent running for election in Senate District 16.

When he stopped by CBS 6 he said the General Assembly needs a new way to do business, to create jobs and reform education, and as an independent, he can do that.

“I think this election is about giving a voice to a marginalized community, my hometown of Petersburg. What I want to do is focus on political reform and government reform, including independent redistricting,” said Ross.

He is running against Democratic candidate Joe Morrissey.

Watch all the Battleground Virginia interviews here.