In his announcement, Parker pointed to the “inexcusable rhetoric and embarrassing behavior” of Good among factors prompting him to seek office, calling him “a leader in the new ‘Lost Cause’ claiming the 2020 election was ‘stolen’ from former President Donald Trump.”
CNN has reached out to Good’s campaign for comment.
Parker also said that he intends to “limit the influence of giant tech companies and billionaires” and “to make the internet safer for kids and families and make the economy fairer for everyone.”
In 2015, his daughter Alison, a journalist with WDBJ-TV, was fatally shot by a former station employee while she was reporting on air. Cameraman Adam Ward was also killed. The shooting prompted Parker to abandon a second bid for the board of supervisors.
Since his daughter’s killing, Parker has advocated for gun control measures and took on tech companies for failing to eliminate videos depicting the incident, filing complaints against Facebook and Google with the Federal Trade Commission.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled Warren McLellan’s name.