Carr to Run 

School Board member eyes delegate seat.

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Richmond School Board member Betsy Carr says she plans to run for the vacant seat left by longtime Richmond Delegate Frank Hall.

Hall announced his retirement over the weekend and will take an appointment from Gov. Tim Kaine to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board beginning April 15. First elected in 1976, Hall was the Democratic minority leader in the House from 2002 until 2007, when Delegate Ward Armstrong, D-Henry County, ousted him as party leader. Hall's two-year term ends this year.

A Kaine spokesman says the governor will not call for a special election to fill the vacancy and will stick to the regular June 9 primary and Nov. 3 general election.

Carr says she plans to file the papers to run for office in the coming weeks. She represents the 5th District on the School Board, which runs from the Fan south across the James River. The House's 69th District overlaps with her School Board district in the city and also contains part of Chesterfield County.
“It's an opportunity to serve the people in the district,” Carr says. “I think I can make some contribution.”

A former massage therapist, Carr does outreach work for St. Paul's Episcopal Church downtown. She's been a School Board member since 2006.

A wide array of other potential candidates says they're still considering their options for the November election. The Democratic Party of Virginia's executive director, Levar Stoney, confirms he's considering getting in the race, as does former Richmond Mayor Rudy McCollum. The Richmond Crusade for Voters president, Antione Green, has also expressed interest.

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