Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement today regarding his proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1398. Sen. Scott Surovell was chief sponsor of the bill which would place a temporary pause on the state permitting process for coal ash impoundment projects to allow for additional assessment regarding their impact on Virginia’s water quality and environment
Gov. McAuliffe stated: “My administration is committed to protecting water quality and drinking water sources for residents throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia as we address the closure of coal ash impoundments. While I support the Department of Environmental Quality’s approach to addressing this issue and the agency is
With many high profile supporters, Democrat incumbent delegate Onzlee Ware announced his reelection bid. Ware was surrounded and praised by fellow Democrat Minority leader Delegate Ward Armstrong 10th District that includes Martinsville.
Former Delegate “Chip” Woodrum, Commonwealth Attorney, Don Caldwell, Clerk of Court Brenda Hamilton, Commissioner of Revenue Sherman Holland, City Treasurer Evelyn Powers, and Council members Court Rosen, Rupert Cutler, Dave Trinkle, and Gwenn Mason (running for the 17th district herself).
Ware’s opponent for the primary is Martin Jeffrey. Jeffrey’s campaign manager, Mark Powell is seen here shaking Ware’s hand.
Mark Powell, Campaign Manager for Martin Jeffrey
“Chip” Woodrum, Delegate Onzlee Ware, Candidate Pat Patterson
Delegate Onzlee Ware
Ware says “he is a fighter” and his opponent will need every waking moment in challenging him. He has “team Ware” pointing to those surrounding him. The highlights are in the video here and Delegate Ward Armstrongs speech followes Ware’s remarks.