Meet the candidate: Bobby Junes

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UPDATE: Bobby Junes has dropped out of the race and is no longer running for mayor. Junes released a statement Saturday, Nov. 6, explaining his decision to drop out, while also endorsing Jack Berry for mayor.

He released a statement.

“I felt that of the remaining candidates that Jack Berry’s background was best suited to deal with the wide range of challenges the City of Richmond is confronted with,” he said. “He has … served as County Administrator for Hanover County and has experience as executive director for Venture Richmond.”

For more on Junes’ decision, click here.

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — 8News is following the race for Richmond mayor.

Meet Bobby Junes. The retired real estate consultant said he believes the city’s operations are out of step with what’s best for everyday people.

“You give back, it’s not what you take,” Junes said.

It’s that sense of service Bobby Junes said he will bring to City Hall if elected mayor.

“I’ll serve meals at the jail, ride with police on their calls, go with DPW when they put asphalt on the road or put in a new water and sewer line,” Junes said.

The self-described humanitarian spend a decade as parks and recreation commissioner for Henrico County plus two years on the county’s board of real estate review.

Junes said Richmond’s future depends on the success of schools.

“I want what the citizens of Richmond want. What I hear from them is education, education, education. This is what I hear,” he said.

As Mayor, he told 8News he’d also work to connect workers with jobs in the city.

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