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Samuels officially announces reelection bid

City Councilman Charles R. Samuels released the following statement yesterday to the residents of the Second District regarding his re-election plans:

“To My Fellow Second District Residents,

It’s hard to believe it has been almost four years since you put your trust in me to represent you on Richmond’s City Council. I continue to be humbled and grateful every day to work on behalf of my neighbors in making Richmond a first-class city.

During my time in office, I have worked on projects big and small, and I am proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish. But make no mistake – I know there is so much work left to do.

That’s why today I am announcing my intention to run for re-election to represent you on Richmond’s City Council.

I ran for City Council in 2008, in part, because I believed an ordinary Richmonder like myself could make a difference in our community. I still believe that.

And while we still have challenges to face, I know we can tackle these issues together. Over the past three years, I have focused on improving our quality of life and pushing our core services to the highest possible standard. I will continue to listen to your concerns and pledge to work as hard as I can to do what I feel is the right path forward for our neighborhoods.

We can accomplish anything when concerned citizens work together to serve the needs of our neighborhoods. I ask for your support in the endeavors ahead and the opportunity to work with you in the future.

Very truly yours,
Councilman Charles R. Samuels”

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