The 7th GOP Legislative District Candidates Marie March, Sherri M. Blevins and Lowell Bowman were certified by the nominating committee as the Qualified candidates to run in the Saturday, April 24 ,2021 Firehouse Primary which is held from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the following locations; Floyd County – Jessie Peterman Library, 321 W. Main St., Floyd, Va. 24091. Montgomery County-Montgomery Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Pulaski County – Farris Building, 5581 Fairgrounds Circle, Dublin, Va. 24084. Firehouse primaries typically have only one polling place for each county.
Gene Bishop, Chairman of the 7th GOP Legislative District Committee Stated “ These three candidates are seeking to replace House of Delegates Member Nick Rush who decided to not seek re-election after serving for ten years. The winner of this primary will be on the November 2, 2021 general election ballot as the Republican Nominee for the 7th Legislative District House of Delegates seat.”
The filing deadline was on Friday, April 9, at 5:00 P.M., the Legislative District Committee met at 6:00 P.M. with all three candidates and adopted the Firehouse Primary Rules with candidate input. The 7th district includes all of Floyd County and part of Montgomery and Pulaski Counties.