My name is Michael Brandon Wade, and I'll be the Democratic nominee for the 91st House of Delegates seat this November.
I am a husband and a father of two children. I work full-time in information technology and am attending classes part-time at Old Dominion University to get my B.S. in computer science, with a minor in cybersecurity. I've been living on the Peninsula since 1997. As you can imagine, I've got a rather full schedule, but I've decided to run for elected office out of a sense of obligation to my community.
You see, I'm not happy with the way that the General Assembly has been operating, and when I found out that our current delegate has been running unopposed since he was first elected in 2011, I knew that I could not live with myself if I allowed him another term without a challenge. It's a shame that most of our General Assembly leaders ran unopposed in 2015. We can't let that happen in 2017. I'm putting my name in the race to give people a choice on the ballot for the first time in 6 years. We can't expect change in the Commonwealth if we allow our elected representatives to run unopposed again and again.
Our campaign is taking off, and I have been extremely humbled by the positive response I have gotten from people within and outside the district. I am excited by the energy and outpouring of support that I have gotten, and look forward to continuing our campaign through the fall.
Thank you for your support.
March 6, 2017