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Va. Beach Mayor Will Sessoms seeking reelection

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 13:51:26-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – Mayor Will Sessoms announced Monday that he will seek reelection.

Sessoms has been Mayor of Virginia Beach since 2008.

He won reelection in 2012.

“After spending a lot of time soul-searching over the past few months, I’ve decided to run again for Mayor of the Greatest City in the World,” Sessoms said. “I want to see initiatives started on my watch continue forward, and make sure the citizens of Virginia Beach have the best place to live, go to school, work and play.”

In his last State of the City address on Feb. 11, Sessoms concentrated on economic growth that Virginia Beach has seen and also on plans for future growth.

He also discussed the charges he faced for violating the state’s conflict of interest law. In December 2015, four of the five charges Sessoms faced were dismissed. He pleaded “no contest” to the remaining charge and was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

“If I am re-elected in November, I will continue to fight for what is right and what is best for all of Virginia Beach’s residents,” Sessoms said. “I love this city and intend to do everything I can to keep it moving forward.”