Add another name to the ever-expanding list of Republican candidates for lieutenant governor in 2013.
Susan Stimpson, chairwoman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors announced her candidacy today online.
Stimpson joins an already-robust field of candidates that include Sen. Stephen H. Martin, R-Chesterfield, Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William and Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart. Former state Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis of Fairfax, who currently works in the administration of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, also intends to enter the race sometime after the fall election, and GOP Virginia Victory Chairman Pete Snyder is said to be considering a bid.
“I am on the front lines,” Stimpson, 42, said in an interview with the Fredericksburg Freelance-Star on Tuesday. First elected to the Stafford board in 2009, this will be her first run for statewide office.
“There is no one more accountable than those who are in local government I am the perfect person to step into this role, to help guide this reform and conversation for Virginia. I am most accountable to the people.”
The Republican field expanded dramatically earlier this summer, when the party’s state central committee voted to change the nominating process from a primary election to a convention.
On the Democratic side, former White House Chief Technology officer and Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra is the only officially announced candidate for lieutenant governor in 2013.