Kevin J. Sullivan is the Democrats choice to run to replace disgraced Del. Joseph D. Morrissey in Virginia’s 74th House District, reports The Washington Post.
Richmond Mayor and state Democratic Party chairman Dwight Jones said, “Sullivan’s experience in this community makes him a strong fighter for our Democratic values and priorities.
About 40 people participated in the primary out of 100 eligible Democratic committee members in the Richmond area. Twenty-four voted for Sullivan.
Sullivan is a retired brewery worker and Teamsters who now runs an alpaca farm with his wife. He won against Henrico County School Board member Lamont Bagby and former state delegate Floyd Miles Sr.
Morrissey, who will serve a six month sentence for the misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, could still decide to run for his position as an independent, a decision he said he will be making in the next few days.