Luke Priddy is a young Democratic candidate with the energy, experience, and passion to deliver policies that will improve people's lives, protect their rights and advance their interests. This region needs someone who will carry on John Edwards' legacy in the Senate of Virginia, and with five years of experience working under his wing, that person is Luke.
A word of gratitude to Senator Edwards for all of the service that he's had in the General Assembly representing the Roanoke and New River Valleys and working to improve people's lives.
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning under him over the last five years. From capturing the moment in 2017 that he stepped off the inaugural return of passenger rail, to reviewing applications for the expansion of the Court of Appeals, and combating attempts by the current administration to roll back the progress of policies implemented in 2020 and 2021. I’m grateful for the opportunities he has given me to grow under his guidance.
Senator Edwards has served as a mentor to me for so many years. While I understand that he had to make a difficult decision not to seek re-election this November, I very much expect him to continue to be a mentor in my life and I hope to be successful so that he'll continue to have input in this district for years to come.
Listen to my 30-minute, in-depth interview on Community Connections with Heather Rose. You can tune into 95.7 FM Radio Free Roanoke on Sundays from 1:00 to 1:30 pm to catch our on-air conversation, or you can listen here.
We talk about issues impacting people in our region and across the Commonwealth, including:
Reproductive Healthcare; and
To hear more about these issues and how I’m ready to take on “my likely Republican opponent,” this November, follow this link to listen or read a transcript of the interview.
In 1999, State Senator John Edwards, D-Roanoke, passed legislation requiring all school boards to establish character education programs. Consequently, I’m young enough to have benefited from this legislation, instilling within me these personal character traits: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
I consider these values the Six Pillars of Public Service, acting as a guide for how I ought to behave and interact with those I intend to serve. They’ve taught me to be honest. Have integrity. Be loyal. Be accepting of others. Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Keep on trying. Be accountable. Play by the rules. Express gratitude. Forgive others. Do my share. Stay informed. Vote. Debate civilly. And always to be a good neighbor.
These are the tenets that founded my campaign. While at times it may be difficult, and I recognize that I am only human, I strive to follow them daily. I hope you will too.
Luke Priddy is running for the newly created State Senate seat in District 4, which is made up of:
Roanoke County (partial)
Vinton (partial including the Town of Vinton)
Montgomery County (Partial)
District A (Precincts 1 & 5)
District B (Precincts 1, 2, 4 & 5)
District C (Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)
District D (Precincts 3 & 4)
To see what Senate District you live in, check your voter registration through the Virginia Department of Elections.
To learn more about other races on your ballot, follow this link.
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
May 5, 2023 - First day of in-person early voting
May 30, 2023 - Deadline to register to vote (may register later and cast provisional ballot)
June 9, 2023 - Deadline to apply for a mail ballot
June 17, 2023 - Last day of in-person early voting
June 20, 2023 - Your precinct is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-798-6531.
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