Should Delegate Jackson Miller win the special election on April 18 for Clerk of the Court, then the 50th House of Delegates seat will open up. And with Miller’s victory within sight, a Republican candidate has stepped up to run in the 50th. Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, who barely lost a senate seat in 2015, announced he will run.
Parrish will be tough to beat in the delegate race. His father held the seat from the 1980s to 2006, so the donors ought to know him. As mayor, Parrish enjoys high approval from his constituents, evident by the fact that last year he was unopposed for re-election.
There is a primary scheduled for June 13. Should Miller lose, we expect Parrish to drop out. But we expect Jackson Miller to be elected as Clerk of the Court on April 18, leave his seat, back Parrish, and then the Republicans hold the district.
So until April 18, we’ll wait. After that, all-in for Hal Parrish for Delegate.