City Councilor Meredith Richards has announced that she is seeking reelection, WINA reports. Richards was first elected eight years ago, and is currently the only woman on City Council. Richards is the fourth Democrat to announce their intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the three council seats, and one of two incumbents in the race. Richards sought the party nomination for Emily Couric’s seat in 2001, but lost out to now-Senator Criegh Deeds, and ran against Rep. Virgil Goode for the U.S. House of Delegates in 2002, but was defeated in that effort, as well. With the nomination convention less than two weeks away, any new candidates that are interested in the nomination ought to announce their intentions as soon as possible. 01/27 Update: David Dadurka has a story in today’s Progress.