IW resident announces candidacy for 64th District delegate

Published 10:44 am Monday, January 23, 2017

Isle of Wight County resident John Wandling announced his candidacy on Tuesday to serve as a delegate for Virginia’s 64th Legislative District. That seat is already held by Del. Richard “Rick” Morris, a Republican.

According to a press release from Wandling’s office, the candidate intends to run on a platform highlighting education, growing the economy, traffic and sensible growth.

“The 64th District has a number of serious challenges we need to face, and it’s important that our represntation address those challenges without distraction or special interests,” Wandling said. “Our representation must make sense for all of our residents, so that we can foster growth and success for the decades to come.”

Wandling is a retired information technology manager and consultant, and a professional sailor. He enlisted in the Army at age 17 and served for eight years as active duty, and in the reserves. Wandling is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has a master’s degree in computer science.

The Carrollton resident believes the 64th District has a unique opportunity to make advances through collaborative governing.

“I believe our current representation has been unresponsive to the needs of our people,” he said. “I will bring a new type of inclusive, progressive leadership that listens to our citizens, is responsive to them and advocates for them at the legislature.”

Wandling is married to Becky, his spouse of 54 years, and they have four children and nine grandchildren. He has lived in the Hampton Roads area for more than 50 years and in Isle of Wight County for 15 years.

More information on Wandling and his campaign can be found at www.wandlingfordelegate.com.