Law student drops out of delegate race

William and Mary Law School student Chris Rey J.D. ’10 has withdrawn from the race for the seat representing District 93 in the State House of Delegates, citing a family situation.

In a released statement on his “website”:, Rey stated that caring for his four-year-old daughter while her mother was away with the military required his “full and undivided attention.”

“When a situation like this arises, political considerations must take a back seat to family life, and I cannot in good conscience attempt to run a campaign under these circumstances,” Rey said in the statement.

Rey had been the first Democratic candidate for the district seat in 14 years. He was challenging Republican incumbent Phil Hamilton.

Last year, he served as the first black presidential elector from Virginia’s first congressional district.


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