Charlie Diradour, owner of the local real estate development firm Lion’s Paw Development Company, has revealed plans to run against Congressman Eric Cantor for representation of the 7th district which includes Henrico and parts of Richmond. The election will be held in November 2010.
“Virginians know we need to get our economy moving again. As a small business owner, I understand the importance of creating jobs, reducing taxes, and having an educational system that teaches the values and skills that enable our children to lead productive lives,” Diradour said in a statement.
Lion’s Paw developed several properties in the city’s Fan District including Kuba Kuba, Wack, deLux, and also some suburban properties including a drive through Starbucks on Brook Road. Diradour also has ownership interests in Buddy’s Place and Joe’s Inn.
Recently Diradour ran a campaign in support of keeping baseball on the Boulevard and opposing a stadium-anchored complex in Shockoe Bottom.
Diradour has not previously run or held public office. You can view his campaign site here.