Former WDBJ Anchor Runs For State Office

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Former WDBJ anchor, Chris Hurst, is running for state office.

The Hill reports that Hurst, who left the station earlier this year, is running as a Democrat for the 12th District Seat in Virginia’s House Of Delegates.

You might remember, Hurst’s girlfriend, Alison Parker and her videographer were shot on live TV in August 2015. They were doing a live shot for the CBS-affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia when an angry co-worker opened fire and then killed himself.

“But both her parents and I were resolved from day one that Alison would be pissed if we just stayed in a corner and had a pity party for ourselves,” Hurst said on the campaign trial according to The Hill.

The report says Hurst will work on implementing gun control and improving workplace safety if he’s elected.

“When I see her on the other side, I want her to think that I did all I could, that she would still be proud of me,” Hurst said. “But I’m running for office for the people of Southwest Virginia who were there for me when I needed it.”