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Democrat announces for 55th House seat

Hanover Democrat Toni Radler says she’s running for the 55th House of Delegates district.

That district is primarily a Hanover seat, but includes parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties.

It is currently held by Del. John Cox, a Republican who has decided to retire at the end of this term.

His legislative aide, Buddy Fowler, is running for the seat, as is Libertarian Chris Sullivan. A past story including their candidacies is here. Fowler is the Republican in the race, and also worked as an aide for former delegate Frank Hargrove, who held the seat for years. His campaign website is; Sullivan’s is

Radler is a former reporter and was also in marketing and media relations for various groups, retiring from the Richmond-based Christian Children’s Fund. She has been active in the Hanover Democratic party.

In a press release, Radler suggested other candidates would be “hamstrung by Ken Cuccinelli’s extreme ideology.”

“The past two sessions of the Virginia General Assembly are a prime example of our politicians putting party before constituents,” she said. “The real issues—job creation, economic development, and education—have taken a backseat to social issues and political ideology. It’s time to elect leaders with a common sense approach, leaders who will address the issues most relevant to the citizens in the 55th District.”

All 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election this November. Candidates must file to run by June 11.