Russell County leader enters race for Virginia House seat


Russell County Board of Supervisors member David Eaton will seek the Republican nomination for the 4th District Virginia House of Delegates seat.

“I have received a tremendous amount of support to run from family, friends, and residents across the 4th district,” Eaton said in a statement. “After considerable prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided to seek the Republican nomination. I have spent the past several years working hard for the people of southwest Virginia and I want the opportunity to continue the progress we have achieved. I would consider it an honor to fight for southwest Virginia in Richmond. I am a business owner, father, and mentor. I have the experience and the dedication to work effectively with the members of the General Assembly. We have a lot ahead of us, but with God, family, and hard work we are confident we will be successful.”

Eaton’s endorsements include local and state leaders such as Russell County supervisor Steve Breeding and 3rd House district delegate Will Morefield.

“We will certainly miss David’s strong work ethic on the Russell County Board of Supervisors, but there is no question that he is the person we need fighting for us in Richmond,” Breeding said. “I strongly endorse him.”

“I have known David for several years,” Morefield said. “David has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the people of Russell County and I am confident he will do the same for the 4th district. David is true to his word and the kind of person that we need fighting for us in Richmond. I strongly support him.”

David is a husband and father of three sons. He is the owner of Cable Plus, Inc., a former coal miner and a farmer. David is seeking the Republican nomination for the 4th House of Delegates seat, but intends to seek re-election to the Russell County Board of Supervisors if the House nomination is not secured.

The 4th District includes Abingdon and parts of Washington, Dickenson, Russell and Wise counties.

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