Delegate Bill Barlow announced his intent to run for the Democratic nomination in the 64th house district.
Barlow submitted 464 petition signatures in order to qualify as a candidate for the primary election. Virginia law requires a candidate to file 125 signatures in order to qualify.
“I want to thank everyone who signed to place my name on the ballot and the volunteers who helped us,” Barlow said in a press release.
The Democratic primary will be held on June 9. Republicans in the 64th district will forgo a primary election, opting for a mass meeting.
The 64th district includes all of Surry County and the City of Williamsburg.