County of James City (part); City of Newport News (part)
Phil Hamilton (Republican)
District Dem Voting Data:
2007 DPI: 52.3%, 2008 Obama: 62% (+9.7), 2008 Warner: 72.1% (+19.8)
Due to family issues, Chris V. Rey of Williamsburg will no longer be running for House of Delegates in the 93rd District - the seat currently held by Republican Phil Hamilton. He was an excellent candidate, we were blessed to have him, but we must move on and immediately work on finding another qualified Democrat.
Mr. Rey issued the following press release:
Last year, when he was elected to represent Virginia's 1st CD in the Electoral College, it was pretty clear to those around him that Chris Rey had a great future in politics. Well that future is now and this opportunity couldn't be more golden. Last year Obama carried the 93rd House District with 62% of the vote (Warner-72%). Meanwhile, Phil Hamilton hasn't faced an opponent since 1995(!).
More on Rey, from his campaign site:
Rey is currently a second year law student at William and Mary Law School, and is the National Director of Corporate Relations of the National Black Law Students Association. He previously served as a United States Army Captain and saw combat tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His last assignment before attending law school was Commander of the Third Special Forces Signal Detachment, Fort Bragg. During these combat tours, Rey received a Bronze Star and other military accolades.