Julian Hayter, a historian and assistant professor of leadership studies, discusses Levar Stoney and upcoming Richmond mayoral election.


“He represents a new demographic, right?” said Julian Maxwell Hayter, an assistant professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond. “There are people moving into this city who are not from here. There are also people from this city who are ready to move beyond.”

Is there a national template for what Stoney represents?

“Cory Booker,” Hayter said, referring to the former mayor of Newark, N.J. “It’s kind of the Cory Booker model. And I’m not saying Cory Booker has been successful. But he broke political ground.”


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Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
Modern African American History
American Civil Rights Movement
African American Politics in Richmond, Virginia
American Political Development after 1945