The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s political action committee is endorsing one Republican and one Democrat in southwest Virginia’s two open House of Delegates seats.
In the 6th district, where Del. Anne Crockett-Starke, R-Wytheville, is retiring, the federation’s AgPAC endorsed Democratic candidate Jonathan McGrady. In the 19th district, it endorsed Republican Terry Austin, who wants to succeed the House’s longest serving member, Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford.
In other contested races, AgPAC endorsed the area’s incumbents: Del. Joseph Yost, R-Blacksburg; Del Chris Head, R-Botetourt County, and Del. Kathy Byron, R-Campbell County. It also endorsed incumbent Del.s Greg Habeeb, R-Salem; Onzlee Ware, D-Roanoke, and Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, who are unopposed.