Democrat Freeda Cathcart of Roanoke is making another run for the 17th District seat in the House of Delegates, a seat Republicans have occupied for nearly a decade.
Cathcart will formally announce her bid for her party’s nomination on Thursday, according to a news release issued this afternoon. Republican Chris Head of Botetourt County easily defeated Cathcart in 2011, winning nearly two-thirds of the vote.
The 17th District covers parts of Roanoke, Roanoke County and Botetourt County. Republicans have won the past five elections in the House district. Head is completing his first House term.
Cathcart will make her announcement Thursday afternoon at Burlington Elementary School on Peters Creek Road.
– Michael Sluss