Two former Richmond mayors endorsed former Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney on Tuesday: Henry Marsh and Rudy McCollum.

Marsh, the city's first black mayor, said it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders.

"Levar Stoney has demonstrated that he is the candidate best suited to unite our city and be a voice for all Richmonders," Marsh said. "His aspirational vision, broad appeal, and commitment to Richmond families will make him an exceptional mayor and dynamic leader."

McCollum echoed Marsh: "Levar Stoney is the only candidate who has the ability to unite our citizens, take our city to the next level, and ensure a better future for our children."

In a statement, former Del. Joe Morrissey's campaign linked the endorsements to sitting Mayor Dwight C. Jones: "It is not surprising big supporters of Mayor Jones are backing pro-stadium, pro-Redskin deal Levar Stoney."

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