Del. Ken Plum, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, said Wednesday that Democrats are now actively searching for a candidate to run for the 94th House district following Del. Glenn Oder’s announcement that will resign.
Both parties’ have until Aug. 23 to field a candidate in the Republican-leaning Newport News area district for the November election.
Plum said Democrats hadn’t planned to run a candidate but now think they have a chance to win the seat because the incumbent — a well-liked moderate Republican who served nine years — is resigning Aug. 31.
The Fort Monroe Authority board unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint Oder as the next executive director.