Courtney Lynch, the Democratic contender for the Brookland District Board of Supervisors seat up for special election in November, received a key endorsement on Thursday from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

In a statement released from his political PAC One Richmond Stoney said, “Lynch is the leader Henrico County needs, and the leader our region needs to help us move forward on issues that impact us all. She knows that Henrico and Richmond are stronger when we work together on transportation, fighting poverty, and creating jobs.”

Levar M. Stoney made history in November of last year as the youngest mayor to be elected in the City of Richmond. Stoney achieved a surprise victory with 36.1% of the vote, narrowly edging out John Berry with 33.1% of the vote.

When reached for a comment Courtney Lynch had the following to tell The Lakeside Leader:

Courtney Lynch (D) – Candidate for Board of Supervisors Brookland District

I am so honored and humbled to have the Mayor’s endorsement. The challenges and opportunities we have in Henrico are complex. No one leader or municipality can resolve all of our region’s issues or capitalize on all of the great potential that’s in our future. We need to work together to ensure the next era of success.
I am a leader who seeks to build bridges, cross aisles and work well with other leaders who are deeply committed to ensuring our communities remain great places to live, work and enjoy friends and family.

Bob Witte’s office did not immediately respond for comment.

In efforts to keep you informed on this exciting race The Lakeside Leader has interviewed both candidates! You can read those articles here:

Meet Your Candidates: Bob Witte

Meet Your Candidates: Courtney Lynch