By James Baron
Stafford’s former Democratic Committee Chair Ben Litchfield is running for state senator next November in District 27, a new election district that includes Stafford and Spotsylvania counties as well as Fredericksburg. Litchfield, who moved to Stafford in 2015, describes himself as an “Old School Democrat” who grew up in a blue-collar family in Pittsfield, Mass. He graduated from the Howard University School of Law and then worked for the federal government focusing on regulating large mortgage companies, banks, debt collectors and student lenders. He now works as a consumer financial services attorney for the Buckley law firm in Washington.