Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
- Freeda Cathcart Democratic Candidate for the 17th HOD
According to a phone call from a campaign volunteer Freeda Cathcart filed her paperwork late Tuesday, August 23. The last day a candidate could file.
As a Democrat Cathcart will face Republican Chris Head for the 17th House of Delegates in November.
Cathcart moved to the Roanoke Valley in 1979 from Tuxedo Park, New York. Cathcart and her husband Clinton have four sons.
Cathcart has homeschooled her children for 15 years .
She and her family have a farm in Floyd County and a home in the Grandin Court area.
Cathcart is an activist and has been associated with Organizing for America for many years. She fundraises for the Southwest Virginia Harvest Food Bank and is one of the founding members of the Southwest Virginia Star City Team.
Cathcart is President of the Grandin Court Civic League. She is working on having the Equal Rights Amendment ratified in Virginia.
Cathcart will make a formal announcement soon.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, Election 2011, Elections