(WFXR) — Ellen Campbell, the wife of the late Virginia delegate, Ronnie Campbell has announced on Facebook that she will be running to take her husband’s place in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Ellen Campbell says she will be running to represent Virginia’s 24th District which includes Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge. The announcement comes after her husband lost his battle with cancer.

With such a slim Republican majority in the House of Delegates, every single vote matters, and we need a conservative who will uphold the values that Ronnie held so dear. After much prayer and contemplation with our family, I have chosen to carry on Ronnie’s legacy by seeking the Republican nomination for the House of Delegates 24th District. I cannot think of a better way to honor my husband’s memory than to continue where he left off in the House.

Ellen Campbell

Campbell says her campaign will be releasing more information after the special election dates are announced by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.