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 4, 2009
Ed Elswick, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Windsor District
In his victory speech at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood Tuesday night Ed Elswick soon to be a member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for the Windsor district admited his lack of political speaking skills. He jealously eluded to the honed skills of General Assembly orator and Delegate Morgan Griffith who had finished his victory speech earlier in the night.
No organizations he interviewed with endorsed him said Elswick but almost immediately someone yelled out “we got your support.” Elswick thought that most of the organizations had selfish motives. “I will do what the people want,” he said.
Interviewed shortly before his victory speech Elswick proclaimed that “you can serve the county without being number one at everything.” He believes that striving to have the best and most expensive facilities like a super library and the multi-generation center wastes taxpayers money.
“Ordinary citizens of Roanoke County should not have to pay taxes for better than what they have,” said Elswick.
Elswick, a Republican has repeatedly espoused smaller government. It seemed to resonate with the voters at the polls Tuesday. Elswick removed his hat and placed a large feather in it as pictured above.
Elswick told me his first order of business when taking office will be to conduct “a real extensive survey to find out what the people want while letting them know exactly what it will cost them … if they say yes then OK,” said Elswick. He has been consistent in his message of keeping government out of “peoples daily routines.” He is also against county vehicles being taken home for personal use.
Elswick won the seat after beating Joe McNamara in the June primary. Elswick beat his Democratic opponent Sarah Goodman 58% – 42%.
A real squeaker for incumbent Republican Supervisor Mike Altizer over Pat Patterson in the Vinton district – only 16 votes as of late last night – a recount?
Republican incumbent Richard Flora, Hollins district, won with 65% of the vote over Democrat Charlene Waybright.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, Roanoke County Politics