Thursday, October 20, 2016
House Democratic Leader, David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville/Albemarle)
With Monday, October 17th. tje last day to register to vote in the November 8th presidential elections the on voter registration systems collapsed under the load of last-minute attempts to register. It took a federal judge to validate and force a 5-day extension to midnight Friday.
State law closes registration 21 days in advance of election with no exceptions.
House Democratic Leader, David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville/Albemarle), today announced that a proposed change in state law to address emergencies that prevent citizens attempting to register from doing so in time of emergency. The proposed law would allow the S
Monday, December 14, 2009
Councilman Dave Trinkle
Councilman Dave Trinkle announced today he will run for reelection to a Roanoke City council seat. He will seek nomination for one of three seats in the March 2 Democratic primary.
Dr. Trinkle who is a geriatric psychiatrist for Carilion hospitals ran as an independent along with Gwen Mason and Alfred Dowe, Jr. four years ago. The three ran as an independent ticket opposing the Democratic ticket of former Senator Granger MacFarlane, former council member William White and former Mayor David Bowers in the 2006 election cycle. Bowers was elected Mayor as an independent in 2008.
Trinkle joined the Democratic City Committee, as did Gwen Mason. Mason has not revealed whether she will seek reelection. Mason is recovering from a resounding defeat running for retiring Virginia 17th District William Fralin’s seat. Republican William Cleaveland was elected to replace Fralin in the November 3 election.
Trinkle most recently struggled with a perceived conflict of interest issue when his property, the Shenandoah building was the top pick to receive stimulus funding bonds that filtered through the state. He withdrew his project from consideration last week.
At the Thursday, Dec. 10 Democratic reorganization former council member Bill Bestpitch was passing around petitions to run in the Democratic primary.
Another independent candidate is surfacing. Colonel Robert Craig a long-time critic of Roanoke’s financial management has begun to formulate his campaign. Rumored Democratic, Republican and independent candidate names abound as they jockey for position.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Elections, Politics, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, DaveTrinkle, democrat, Elections