InsideNoVa: Laquan Austion announces he will run for Second District seat
Republican Laquan Austion is throwing is his hat in the ring in the race to replacing the retiring GOP Del. Mark Dudenhefer in the House’s Second District, which includes parts of Prince William and Stafford.
Austion became the first Republican to enter the race on Feb. 6, just one month after Dudenhefer announced he wouldn’t be seeking re-election. Democrat Josh King, who narrowly lost to Dudenhefer in 2015, launched his own bid for the seat late last month.
Austion currently serves as the CEO of a nonprofit he founded called “Action for America,” which is dedicated to “expanding the pipeline of next generation leaders to run for office, building a nationwide grassroots movement to support these candidates, and cultivating a community for the politically homeless,” according to the group’s website.