HENRY COUNTY – Andy Parker, the father of a journalist who was killed during a live TV report in 2015, is running for Congress in south-central Virginia. Parker is a Democrat running in Virginia’s 5th district against Republican freshman Congressman Bob Good, who he called the “Marjorie Taylor Greene of Virginia.” – CBS
This district is not being represented the way it should be,” Parker told CBS News before his launch. “Since Alison was killed, I’ve always tried to honor her life through action. Given the atmosphere we face right now, this is the time to jump in and make a difference.”
Parker’s daughter Alison was a TV reporter at CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV who was shot and killed, alongside cameraman Adam Ward, by an ex-coworker in 2015.