A Greene County educator is planning to challenge Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell, for his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates next year.

Tim Hickey, of Albemarle County, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will run as a Democrat for the 59th District seat. The seat represents Appomattox and Buckingham counties and parts of Albemarle, Campbell and Nelson counties.

According to Hickey’s website and LinkedIn page, he graduated from the College of William & Mary, The City College of New York and the University of Virginia School of Law. He then taught high school math in New York City for two years before moving to Albemarle County in 2005.

He taught for 11 years, serving as Monticello High School's math department chair, before becoming the coordinator of innovative programs for Greene County Public Schools in 2016.

Fariss has held the position since 2010. He didn’t immediately return a request for comment on his election plans.

All members of the House of Delegates and Senate are up for election in 2019. Delegates serve two-year terms and senators serve for four years.

Hickey is the latest candidate to announce a campaign for the General Assembly in 2019. Democrats have announced candidates to challenge Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Sen. Emmett W. Hanger, R-Mount Solon. Del. David Toscano, D-Charlottesville, and Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, are facing primary challengers.

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