LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Military veteran Larry Jones, Jr. formally announced his campaign as an Independent candidate for the Ward IV seat on the Lynchburg City Council on Friday.
“Together along with community leaders, I will move Ward IV and the City of Lynchburg forward with the integrity and personal courage that is expected from a public servant,” Jones said during his campaign announcement in Downtown Lynchburg on Friday, Feb. 7. “Facing those challenges head on, and finding concrete and lasting solutions that will extend for decades, will be a priority of mine.”
In an interview with WFXR after the announcement, Jones said he is ready to show Ward IV that he is the type of leader they need.
“I’m very excited to get underway,” Jones told WFXR. “I have a really brilliant team already established an assembled, and we will be moving forward to strategize and put together a really great campaign.”
In addition to his Lynchburg upbringing, Jones brings more than two decades of military and emergency management experience to his campaign. As mentioned on his campaign website, Jones also sits on the Lynchburg City Schools Talent Task Force and plans to prioritize education in his platform, along with economic development and public safety.
Jones will be running against Republican candidate Chris Faraldi, who recently received an endorsement from the current Ward IV representative, Councilman Turner Perrow.
Elections for Lynchburg City Council are scheduled for May 5.
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