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Democrat Runs for 34th District State Senate Seat

Democrat Runs for 34th District State Senate Seat

Community leader and minister Ron Christian announced Tuesday afternoon his intentions to run for the state Senate seat representing the 34th district.

"We have everything in place to be an even greater community," Christian told supporters at his kick-off at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

Christian, a county resident for over 30 years, directs Lutheran Housing Services, Inc., a nonprofit that provides educational, consulting and advocacy services to the community as it pertains to affordable housing. Christian also is vice chairman for the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority, chairman of the Fairfax County Faith Communities in Action, and member of the Board of Supervisors' Coordinating Council on Long-Term Care.

"What I know about Ron is that he will stand up for his beliefs and the beliefs he shares with the 34th district," said Sen. Leslie Byrne (D-34th), one of several local and state leaders attending the kick-off.

Christian runs against Republican Del. Jeannemarie Devolites, who is not seeking re-election for her delegate seat representing the 35th district.

--Joanna Franco