Wednesday, June 19, 2024

York County Sheriff to Run for State Senate

York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs has announced that he will be running to represent the Virginia’s 24th District in the State Senate (Courtesy YPSO)

YORK COUNTY — On Friday, March 11, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs announced his candidacy for the Virginia Senate.

In a release from Diggs for Senate announced the sheriff’s candidacy to represent Virginia’s 24th District in the State Senate. This district consists of York County, Poquoson, City of Williamsburg, as well as portions of James City County and the City of Newport News.

Sheriff Diggs started his career in law enforcement when he was 19 years old. Throughout this time, Diggs has served in a multitude of capacities including as a dispatcher, corrections officer, uniformed police officer, and investigator. For the past 20 years, he has served in the elected role of sheriff for YPSO.

In the Diggs for Senate release, Sheriff Diggs outlines some of his priorities as a candidate which include: cutting the gas tax, lower costs for residents, pass tough on crime legislation, ensure local law enforcement departments have the resources that they need, connect residents with “good-paying jobs and job training,” encourage parental participation in Virginia’s schools, providing for the resources needed by Virginia’s schools and teachers, lower healthcare costs by expanding options for consumers as well as creating more availability for generic prescription drugs, and protecting the region from flooding and “the impacts of natural disasters on the coast and in the [Chesapeake] Bay.”

For the November 7, 2023 election, Sheriff Diggs will be running as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Sen. T. Montgomery “Monty” Mason, who currently represents the 1st District. Due to recent redistricting, a portion of the region in which Mason currently represents will be absorbed into the newly-formed 24th District.

For more information on Sheriff Diggs and his campaign, please visit the website for Diggs for Senate.

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