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, November 15, 2010
Congressmen-elect Robert Hurt and Morgan Griffith
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following press release Monday regarding the date for special elections for the purposes of electing representatives to fill the seats of State Senator Robert Hurt and State Delegate Morgan Griffith, both of whom were elected to the United States Congress in the most recent election.
McDonnell has spoken to Senator Hurt and Delegate Griffith and they have each stated that they plan to submit a letter of intent to resign upon the certification of their election. Immediately upon receipt of these letters, McDonnell will formally issue writs of election for the vacancies in the 19th Senate District and the 8th House of Delegates District.
In order to ensure that the citizens of these districts have full representation in the Virginia General Assembly session that is to convene on January 12, 2011. The special elections will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. The anticipated filing and nominating deadline for candidates interested in participating in the Special Election would be by Noon on November 24, 2010.
For more information contact the Virginia State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 and ask for ‘Special Election Information’.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2010, Elections, general_assembly, governor, house_of_delegates