Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Gov. Bob McDonnell
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 7, 2014, as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Delegate Onzlee Ware, who has announced his retirement from the Virginia House of Delegates.
Speaking about the special election, Governor McDonnell remarked, “Richmond will greatly miss the leadership and integrity of Delegate Onzlee Ware. During his ten years in office, Onzlee earned a reputation as a representative who always strove to do what was best for Virginia and the residents of the 11th District. Now, with his retirement, it is imperative we move as quickly as possible to fill this vacancy, and ensure that the people of Roanoke have full representation in Richmond. Therefore, I am calling this election for January 7th.”
The Governor will not issue the writ of election until December 6, 2013, in order to give political parties and election officials time to prepare for the nomination process and the subsequent special election. After the issuance of the writ, pursuant to § 24.2-510 of the Code of Virginia, parties will have five days to nominate a candidate. Should the parties or prospective candidates have any questions, they should contact the Virginia State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 and ask for “Special Election Information.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election 2013, Elections, governor, house_of_delegates, McDonnell, Onzlee_Ware