Thursday, November 14, 2013
Roanoke, VA – Sam Rasoul will announce his candidacy for the House of Delegates 11th District seat Monday November 18th. Delegate Onzlee Ware announced today that he will be resigning, citing his mother’s health as the primary reason.
Rasoul stated “I want to thank Delegate Ware for his years of service to Roanoke and our community. He’s worked tirelessly in the General Assembly standing up for Roanoke and working in a bipartisan fashion on behalf of the City, most recently his work to bring Amtrak to Roanoke. As your Delegate I will continue legislating using the example he set forth to make sure that our schools are fully funded, our children get the quality education they deserve, and Roanoke gets its fair share.”
Rasoul will have a press conference Monday November 18th 2:00 p.m. at Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles to formally announce his candidacy. Wednesday Councilman Dave Trinkle will announce. See Dave Trinkle to announce for Onzlee Ware’s 11th district HOD seat. Vice Mayor Court Rosen, Trish White-Boyd and
Jeff Artis Keith Wheaton are also vying for the Democratic nomination. Sheriff Octavia Johnson is the only Republican who has announced. Johnson lost her lost to Tim Allen in the Nov. 5 sheriff’s contest.
Sam Rasoul was raised in Roanoke and comes from a family of small business owners. Sam has worked in the non-profit healthcare industry and is currently a small business consultant. Sam and his wife, Layaly, have three children. Rasoul lives in the Northwest area of Roanoke City. He ran unsuccessfully for congress against Rep. Bob Goodlatte in 2008 and Roanoke City mayor in 2012 losing to incumbent Mayor David Bowers in a Democratic Primary.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, Election 2012, election 2013, house_of_delegates, Sam_Rasoul