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
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