Candidates gear up for special election for 24th District seat

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A special election is coming up in two weeks to fill the Virginia delegate seat left open by Ben Cline, who was elected to take Bob Goodlatte's former seat in Congress.

Part of the district is in Augusta County. On Tuesday, Republican Ronnie Campbell addressed the Augusta County Republican Committee meeting.

He's hoping to get the vote on December 18th to be the next delegate serving the district, which has been heavily Republican throughout recent history.

"My primary goal as an elected official is to truly represent citizens of the 24th district and take their issues to Richmond and try to solve their problems," said Campbell.

Christian Worth is the democrat running for the seat. She's from Lexington, as Cline was.

Worth sent WHSV this statement:

"I have a deeply rooted love for the 24th District and its people. Whether I am volunteering at civic events or getting to know my neighbors while canvassing for Democratic campaigns, my motivation is to make us all stronger and build a better commonwealth. Serving as your State Delegate would be the opportunity of a lifetime, allowing me to champion laws and policies that help us all.

This Special Election is important not just for the 24th District, but for what it will achieve for our Commonwealth in creating a balance of power in the House of Delegates for the upcoming 2019 session. Just as importantly, I will bring the same tireless work ethic to my own campaign as I have in supporting other candidates. I have the energy, organization, and support to succeed."