CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – State Delegate Lionel Spruill announced Thursday evening that he’s running for the 5th District Senate seat.
The seat belongs to Norfolk Mayor-elect Kenny Alexander, but he will vacate it when he takes his position as Mayor of Norfolk.
Del. Spruill made the announcement on Twitter:
— Lionell Spruill, Sr. (@Del_LSpruill_Sr) May 6, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe will decide the date of a special election to fill the seat.