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
July 4, 2009 Tea Party in Elmwood Park
Elmwood Park will host another Roanoke Tea Party event on July 4.
“The past year has seen a divisive and deeply partisan political environment develop across the US, and in our beloved Roanoke Valley. When issues are large and differences great, such passions can’t help but be inflamed,” said the press release sent Wednesday.
This July 4 Tea Party event is dubbed a non-partisan family event. Party affiliations aside attendees can just associate with “a joyful accounting of why we love being Americans.” There will be activties for children, teens and adults and “good old-fashioned, all-American food.”
However for those interested in discussing more serious issues there will be a series of panels seated away from the main stage.
Jim McKelvey who lost the Republican primary for the 5th district to Robert Hurt is forming a Political Action Committee (PAC) named “Take Our Country Back.”
In an e-mail McKelvey said, “the political system has become unfriendly and unresponsive to the needs of normal everyday Americans. That is why I have formed my Political Action Committee.”
McKelvey will be making no endorsements of any political candidate in the Commonwealth. He will use the PAC to evaluate candidates that “adhere to the principles and values that are the original foundations of our constitution, and that are generally accepted by true conservatives across the country.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: party_politics, republican, TEA_Party