Hanger announces running for re-election

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Incumbent state Senator Emmett Hanger says he is going to seek another term in office.

The Augusta County native has held the seat for the 24th Senate District since 1995.

According to a release, he will spend the next six weeks leading up to the primary on June 11 talking about what he has accomplished in office, his areas of future focus and his positions on various issues.

Hanger currently holds seats on numerous committees including the Senate Finance Committee and the Agriculture Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.

He will face off against Tina Freitas for the Republican nomination in the primary, and whichever of them wins will face Democrat Annette Hyde in November.

The 24th Senate District includes all of the counties of Madison, Greene and Augusta, the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and parts of Culpeper and Rockingham counties.

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