Anderson Eyes 52nd District
Dumfries, Va. –– A familiar face in Dumfries business will make his first run for the General Assembly.
Cleveland Anderson is expected to announce Friday in s press release he’ll seek the republican nomination for Virginia House of Delegate’s 52nd District.
Anderson earlier this month told PotomacLocal.com he was considering a run for what would be a newly shifted political district in the Potomac Communities, the 2nd House District which would include portions of North Stafford, Quantico and Woodbridge.
According to Anderson’s website, the aspiring politician owns Vincent and Vincent Hair Salon on U.S. 1 in Dumfries and has raised his children in Prince William County.
Anderson’s biography states he’s a life-long Virginia resident, as well as a realtor and managing partner of the shopping center that his hair salon is located in.
The man who won the House of Delegates seat in 2009 in the adjacent 51st District, Richard Anderson, says he doesn’t think having another Republican with the same last name running in the next district next to his will be a problem.
“Voters are smart, and they are articulate, and they will easily be able to tell the difference between me and Cleveland. They’ll also know that Cleveland has his own ideas about what’s best for the 51st,” said Anderson.
If another Republican candidate steps forward, Anderson would have to face him or her in a primary election August 23.
Right now, there have been no other Republican’s who have expressed interest in challenging Torian, a popular Democrat and pastor of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries.
This story has been corrected. This election season marks the first time Cleveland Anderson has run for political office.