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Zac Walker Enters Race for First District Richmond City Council Seat

Elected in November of 2016, Andreas Addison is the current councilperson for the 1st District.




ZacWalkerRVA sent the following announcement officially running for the First District City Council position.

Zac Walker, a dedicated community leader and advocate for Richmond Public Schools, safety, and responsible development, is excited to announce his candidacy for Richmond City Council’s First District seat in the 2024 general election. A proud resident of Richmond’s First District and a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate, Walker is committed to leveraging his extensive experience to create a vibrant, equitable city that benefits all residents.
With a strong belief in the transformative power of education, Walker champions Richmond Public Schools as foundational to the city’s future. He envisions a community where families can thrive. Walker’s vision also includes responsible development that serves the entire community, fostering growth while preserving the city’s unique character.
As the president of the Monument Avenue Park Civic Association, Walker has not only connected neighbors and enhanced community life but also made each resident feel valued and part of a larger whole.
“I’m running for City Council to ensure our community’s voice is heard,” Walker said. “Together, we can build a Richmond where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. I am excited to bring my passion and experience to Council, advocating for policies that support our schools, improve safety, and encourage thoughtful development.”
Zac on the Issues:
  • Strengthening Public Schools: Committed to ensuring that Richmond Public Schools are fully funded and supported in the biannual city budget
  • Enhancing Community Safety: Make our neighborhoods more secure and walkable through enhanced pedestrian improvements like the addition of sidewalks, stop signs, and traffic calming measures
  • Promoting Responsible Development: An advocate for development that benefits the entire community while preserving the city’s character as new high rises dot our landscape
  • Improving Infrastructure: A champion for maintaining and improving our city’s aging infrastructure to meet our growing community’s needs
  • Fostering Community Engagement: A proponent of active participation from residents in shaping the future, Zac plans to host coffee chats with residents with his son at First District parks and playgrounds to hear what issues are affecting the community most first-hand
About Zac Walker:
Zac Walker is a father, community leader, and advocate for Richmond. With a vision for a city that empowers all its residents, Walker is ready to serve the 1st District with integrity and innovation. For more information or to volunteer or donate, please visit
Information on the current councilperson Andreas Addison can be found on their re-election campaign website.

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