Field set for Roanoke City Council special election

Peg McGuire announces candidacy for Roanoke City Council.
Peg McGuire announces candidacy for Roanoke City Council.(Peg McGuire's Team)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 12:34 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Peg McGuire announced Wednesday she is the Republican nominee for a Roanoke City Council special election.

McGuire will look to complete the term of Robert Jeffrey, who pleaded no contest to one charge of embezzlement and was found guilty of obtaining money by false pretenses earlier this year.

Her team says her platform includes more resources for first responders, lower taxes and regulations across the board and addressing the pandemic-era learning loss of students.

She will be running against Democratic nominee Luke Priddy. Priddy, a former Chair of the Roanoke City Democratic Committee and Chief of Staff to Sen. John Edwards announced his campaign on May 25th. He was the only candidate to file for the Democratic nomination.

McGuire served as the director of communications for the Virginia Museum of Transportation, where she was in charge of the marketing and media for the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive. She is also a Commissioner for the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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