Charlie Diradour (right) chats with Wayne Powell at a benefit for Shannon Taylor last year.
Richmond developer Charlie Diradour is running for Richmond City Council. From Style Weekly:
The local real estate developer and longtime political adviser officially filed his “statement of organization” with the city registrar’s office this morning to run as a candidate in the 2nd District.Read the rest at Style Weekly.
Diradour will likely challenge incumbent Charles Samuels, who is expected to run for reelection but has yet to officially announce his intentions.
Long a behind-the-curtains adviser -- he’s worked on mostly local campaigns, including Mary Sue Terry’s successful run for state attorney general in 1985 and former 2nd District Councilman Bill Pantele’s unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2008 -- Diradour briefly challenged U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, in 2009.