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Virginia former AG Ken Cuccinelli forms Liberty Now PAC

Friday, May 8, 2015

Virginia former AG Ken Cuccinelli forms Liberty Now PAC

Virginia former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has created the Liberty Now PAC. Using a quote from Ronald Reagan that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction” Cuccinelli said, “it was true then and it’s true now.” With Republicans holding the Virginia State Senate by a slim 21-19 majority he said […]

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Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sen. Creigh Deeds announces run for re-election

After much thought, I want to announce that I will run for re-election to the State Senate this fall.  I am proud of the many things we have been able to accomplish, working together, to protect the most vulnerable, Virginia’s children, to conserve Virginia’s open space, to rebuild Virginia’s economy, and recently to reform our […]

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Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Virginia’s 19th Senate District’s Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar says he supports SB 965. The bill authorizes law-enforcement agencies to collect information from license plate readers, provided the information is held for no more than seven days, and is not subject to any outside inquiries or internal usage, except in the investigation of a crime or missing […]

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Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System – Video

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System - Video

Today the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) unanimously voted to decertify the WINVote electronic voting system. Virginia is the only state in which WinVote machines were still used. Pamela Smith, President of Verified Voting, said in a statement: “Decertifying the WINVote system was the right decision and we are pleased that Virginia is taking […]

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Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff is running for election to the office of Roanoke County Sheriff for the first time. Poff was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the term of Sheriff Mike Winston who retired October 31, 2014 after 44 years of service. “I’m honored to serve the remainder of Sheriff Winston’s […]

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Mike Hamlar is the Democratic nominee in the Virginia 19th Senate District

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mike Hamlar is the Democratic nominee in the Virginia 19th Senate District

As of April 4th, Michael Hamlar has accepted the Democratic Nomination for Virginia Senate District 19. “I’m excited to move forward with the official nomination,” Hamlar stated. “The people of this district deserve a State Senator that will look out for them, and I promise to do that.” As State Senator, Hamlar looks to protect […]

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The Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Linda Brooks, Chair of the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus spoke at Friday’s Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s lunch meeting. The VDWC’s goal is finding, preparing and supporting Democratic women who aspire to public office while raising the awareness of women’s issues. The caucus was formed 10 years ago and has a seat on the Democratic State […]

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Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Henderson Field on the Virginia Tech Campus there is expected to be a large crowd at a rally in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mike Hamlar, Democratic Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19 will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Hamlar says he is deeply troubled […]

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Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Delegate Chris Head to get a primary challenge in the 17th

Harry Griego will challenge Republican Delegate Chris Head for the Virginia House of Delegates in district 17 official. Harry filed paperwork and paid the filing fee at the Roanoke County Administration Building Tuesday morning. He is currently collecting the 125 signatures requried to be a candidate. “Response has been positive” Greigo said. “Talking with people has […]

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Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Legislating, gerrymandering and ethics hot topics at Edwards/Rasoul town hall

A lesson on the inner workings of how a “bill becomes a law” had close to 100 attendees enamored or confused at Tuesday evening’s legislative town hall at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Delegate Sam Rasoul said there are pros and cons to Virginia having citizen legislators. He explained how January and February became the […]

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Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Monday, March 16, 2015

Senator John Edwards announces for re-election

Virginia Senator John Edwards represents the 21st district that includes Roanoke City, all of Giles County, part of Montgomery County and part of Roanoke County. Edwards was first elected to the Senate in 1995. He announced his plans for another term today with about 100 supporters at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Edwards served in […]

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Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dave Suetterlein to succeed Ralph Smith as candidate in the 19th senate district

At a news conference today, Senator Ralph K. Smith (R-Bedford County) announced he will not seek a third term representing the 19th District in the Senate of Virginia. In announcing his decision, Senator Smith endorsed the candidacy of Dave Suetterlein, his Legislative Director and the current Chairman of the Roanoke County Republican Committee, to succeed him […]

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