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Fowler running for GOP in 55th House district

At least one Republican is running for the open seat in the 55th House of Delegates district.

Hyland “Buddy” Fowler of Hanover has decided to run, according to a new Facebook page.

The 55th district includes parts of Spotsylvania and Caroline counties, although the bulk of it is in Hanover County.

It is currently held by Del. John Cox, a Republican, who recently announced he would not seek re-election this fall, when all 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election.

Fowler has worked as Cox’ legislative aide, and is active in the Hanover GOP.

When Cox announced he wouldn’t run, Hanover GOP chairwoman Nancy Russell said potential Republican candidates have until March 28 to file to run for the nomination.