Gwen Mason

Mason begins run for 17th HD seat

ROANOKE - March 9 - Flanked by an array of current and former local officials, Roanoke City Council member Gwen Mason formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 17th District before a standing-room only crowd of about 40-50 people. She is running for the House of Delegate seat recently put in play but a surprise decision by moderate Republican Delegate William Fralin, to not seek re-election.

Joining Mason were Roanoke County Sheriff Gerald Holt, former City Council members Lynda Wyatt and Bill Bestpitch, Roanoke County Clerk of Court Steve McGraw, Roanoke County Supervisor Charlotte Moore, and current City Council members Court Rosen and Rupert Cutler, Vice Mayor Sherman Lea, Commonwealth Attorney Don Caldwell.