UPDATE: Another Candidate Expected to Run for Putney's Seat

Bedford Co., VA - Bedford County resident Zach Martin is expected to announce Wednesday that he will run for the Republican nomination of Virginia's 19th House of Delegates District.


Three Republicans have announced they're running for the House of Delegates seat being vacated by Lacey Putney.

Moneta businessman Jim McKelvey is the latest to join the race.

Party leader Jim Crosby and Jerry Johnson, both from Botetourt County, announced last week.

Johnson ran against Putney in 2011.

The Republican candidate will be chosen in a firehouse primary on May 7.