RADFORD – A Radford man will be facing Del. Chris Hurst in the upcoming General Assembly election.
Forrest Hite,a data resource administrator for a non-profit based in the Radford University Industrial Park, has announced his candidacy for House of Delegates for the 12th District of Virginia.
Forrest and his soon-to-be wife, Tatiana, who is a law enforcement officer at Radford University and continuing her education there, have lived in Radford for nearly a decade.
In a statement, they said they “are excited about the opportunity to serve the New River Valley – the place that they, like so many others, have decided to plant their new family.”
Hite said he “is running to find bi-partisan solutions to create more jobs and strengthen our education system right here in the New River Valley.”
Hite said his priorities for the upcoming campaign include “capturing more funding for K-12 public education, fostering positive economic development for the region, and delivering New River Valley values to Richmond.”
“Growing up as an Air Force kid, I have lived all over our great country – but nowhere has resonated with me the way the New River Valley does – and that is why my fiancée, Tatiana, and I have lived here for nearly a decade and decided to plant our family here,” said Hite. “I look forward to meeting everyone and traveling to every corner of the 12th District to spread my message of more economic development, better education, and values the New River Valley holds dear. With so much divisiveness and moral deficiency in Richmond, I want to bring the values that the residents of the 12th District live by every day back to our capital.”
Hite will hold a official campaign launch this Saturday, April 13, in Radford. Voters can learn more about Forrest at www.ForrestHite.com.