Landes says will not run for Goodlatte's seat

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Delegate Steve Landes has just been re-elected to his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, and he says he will stay in the General Assembly.

According to a statement, Landes will not seek the nomination to replace Representative Bob Goodlatte, who recently announced he would not seek re-election next year.

"I am honored and humbled by the outpouring o encouragement and support I have received to seek the nomination for Virginia's Sixth Congressional District," he wrote. "After speaking with my family, friends and supporters, and much prayerful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that serving in the Virginia House of Delegates is the best way for me to serve the Commonwealth and the people the 25th House District."

Landes won another two-year term in the General Assembly in the Nov. 7 election.

He says will continue working on growing the economy, providing the best education for Virginia's students, and increasing access to health care.

The 25th House District includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta and Rockingham counties.

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