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, October 14, 2009
Republican candidate, Douglas Walker announced today that two former members of Roanoke City Council are endorsing his bid for election as the City of Roanoke’s Commissioner of the Revenue. Walker is challenging Democrat incumbent Sherman Holland.
Holland’s office has undergone previous scrutiny from the media for lack of transparency in response to Municipal Auditor Drew Harmon’s report in 2005. Last week at the Southeast Action Forum Holland attributed the reports to media grandizing.
In a press release Wednesday:
“Brenda McDaniel and Bev Fitzpatrick both have endorsed my campaign,” stated Walker. “I am most grateful for their belief in me and my efforts to serve the citizens of Roanoke as their Commissioner.”
Fitzpatrick and McDaniel said as former members of council, they have a particular awareness of the need to have equity in the assessment of business and industry in the City of Roanoke and applaud Walker’s promise to conduct an audit of the Commissioner’s office.
They added, “An audit should be the cornerstone of any department taking the taxpayers’ funding. It is needed to ensure that each business in the city is treated equitably and that all are paying their appropriate tax obligations. We believe that Douglas Walker understands this. His promise to conduct an audit is refreshing and meets the standard of integrity we taxpayers should expect.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, election2009, republican