RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Delegate Lee Carter (D-Prince William) announced Friday that he is running for Governor of Virginia in 2021.
Carter made his announcement with a campaign video New Years Day on Twitter:
It's no secret that Virginia is divided, but it's not red vs. blue. It's the haves and the have-nots.— Lee J. Carter (@carterforva) January 1, 2021
One side has the lawyers and the lobbyists, but Virginia needs a governor that'll fight for the rest of us.
I'm announcing my candidacy for Governor today. pic.twitter.com/DTRpVrk5KS
He joins former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Delegate Kirk Cox, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and State Senator Jennifer McClellan as a candidate for the Democratic nomination.
Carter is a veteran and a self-described Democrat Socialist.