Brent Finnegan announces candidacy for House of Delegates

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Brent Finnegan has announced that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the 26th District for the Virginia House of Delegates.

“I'm running because we deserve elected representatives who prioritize the interests of working people in the Shenandoah Valley,” Finnegan said in a press release. “We need strong advocates who will fight for our locally created solutions in Richmond, and bring home the support necessary to see them through.”

According to the release sent by "Friends of Brent Finnegan," Finnegan grew up in Broadway and graduated from Broadway High School. He currently works at James Madison University's Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services.

In 2017, Finnegan challenged Republican Incumbent Tony Wilt for the seat, who has been in office since 2010. Wilt received 55 percent of the votes, securing his spot.