Former Virginia State Sen. Bill Carrico considering run for governor

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MARION, Va. (WJHL/WFXR) – Former Virginia State Sen. Bill Carrico, who represented numerous southwest Virginia localities during his political career, is considering a run for governor in 2021.

The Marion native announced in 2019 he would not run for reelection in the Virginia State Senate, endorsing then-Delegate Todd Pillion, who then went on to win the election.

On Thursday, June 25, Carrico told WFXR’s sister station, WJHL, that he is considering a run to lead in the Commonwealth.

“I am trying to be as careful as I can to make sure I understand all of the rules and process before any official decision is made,” Carrico said.

During his time as state senator, Carrico represented the City of Bristol and Lee, Scott, Washington, and Grayson counties. He also represented parts of Smyth, Wise, and Wythe counties.

Carrico is also a retired Virginia State Trooper.

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