Fariss seeks third term in legislature

Published 1:30 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2015

APPOMATTOX — Republican Matt Fariss has announced his reelection bid to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Fariss has represented the 59th House District, which includes Buckingham County, for the last four years.

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“I remain committed to the values and traditions we hold so dear here in rural central Virginia,” Fariss said in a statement. “As our state continues to grow, rural influence continues to diminish.  Over the past four years, I have forged respectful relationships with legislators which allows me to more effectively represent our area and to work for the best solutions possible in any given circumstance.”

Fariss, who has lived in Campbell County his entire life, is a sixth-generation cattle farmer. He also co-owns the Lynchburg Livestock Market.

During his tenure, Fariss said he has been a strong, consistent supporter for veterans, military members and their families. “I have also protected the Second Amendment and Constitutional principles. As a farmer I understand the concerns of the agricultural community and I have worked hard to represent their interests. I will continue to fight to ensure that rural Virginia is well represented in the legislature, and urban Virginia does not forget the needs of our community.”

Though he said the Commonwealth faced serious challenges, “I know communities like this one are the backbone to our economy. I will help Virginia meet these challenges by continuing to keep Virginia fiscally responsible while at the same time I will continue to support bills that will promote workforce development. I look forward to seeing what Virginia can achieve during the next two years.”

The incumbent faces no opposition in the Nov. 3 election.