VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Del. Glenn Davis (R) has announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination to serve as Virginia’s lieutenant governor for the 2017 election.
Davis currently serves Virginia 84th district in the House of Delegates, representing the city of Virginia Beach.
In statement issued Thursday, Davis said:
I’m running because too many Virginians are unemployed, under employed or stuck in part time jobs desperate for full time work.
It’s time for a Virginia Turnaround so we can start creating jobs and growing our economy once again. As a businessman, I know firsthand what it takes to start a business and expand an existing one.”
Davis has also served on the Virginia Beach City Council, and is also a business owner.
He also said Thursday, “As a City Councilman, I helped lead the way to eliminate the Machinery and Tools Tax, and it encouraged businesses to move to Virginia, not just from other states, but from overseas as well, creating new, high paying jobs.”
The current lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, will be seeking re-election on the Democratic side.