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Heather Cordasco (WYDaily file photo)
Heather Cordasco (WYDaily file photo)

A former school board member and a criminal prosecutor will go head-to-head in the race for the 93rd House of Delegates District.

Heather Cordasco, James City County resident and former vice chair of the Williamsburg-James City County School Board, announced her candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates Tuesday.

As the Republican nominee, she will face Mike Mullin, an assistant commonwealth attorney in Suffolk who lost a race for Newport News City Council earlier this year.

According to a memo from Jeff Ryer, Chairman of the 93rd House District Republican Committee, only one candidate properly filed for election, making Cordasco the Republican nominee by default. A special election for the 93rd will be held Nov. 8 as a result of Del. Monty Mason’s (D-Dist. 93) resignation from in the Virginia House to run for the 1st District Senate seat of the late Virginia Sen. John Miller.

Last year, following a three-year tenure on the WJCC School Board, Cordasco ran for the Roberts seat in the JCC Board of Supervisors. She lost by narrow margin of 42 votes to the current Roberts representative Democrat John McGlennon, who has served on the Board of Supervisors since 1998, first representing the Jamestown District and later Roberts after redistricting.

“The people of the 93rd District deserve a leader who will fight for a better life for everyone on the Peninsula,” Cordasco, a 23-year resident of the Peninsula, said in a news release. “As a member of the House of Delegates, I want to use my leadership skills and understanding of our community to grow and strengthen our economy, provide new educational opportunities for our children to succeed, and relieve transportation gridlock so families can spend more time together.”