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
Friday, December 11, 2009
Commonwealth Attorney, Don Caldwell is Chair
THURSDAY NIGHT TWEETS BELOW – At the Roanoke City Democratic Committee reorganization Thursday night the rules were passed out with an attachment. The attachment had a list of “suggested” members who should be voted into the committee. The new Democratic chair is Roanoke Commonwealth Attorney, Don Caldwell.
The districts were reduced from eleven to six which left fewer membership openings in the heavily diverse Northwest district. The predetermined list left little decision for nominations from the floor.
There were a few exceptions. Mark Powell was able to gain District Leader for the East district and Mayor David Bowers who ran as an independent was voted in the same district as a member-at-large. It left little to the imagination on who would be running for city council.
The dates for the Democratic primary have been held closely to the vest. Filings have to be completed by January 4 for a March 2 primary.
In a phone call Greg Habeeb Chair of the Salem Republican Committee was baffled by the Democrat’s process. Habeeb said the Salem Republican Committee has no maximum membership limitations. Anyone who wants to join is welcome. Calls for a quorum are rare if ever and business is conducted with members present.
Related Article: Mayor will attend Democratic committee reorganization
vpaige @ValerieInRke what? The committee isn’t open to everyone?
you need to take that to the DPVA. This kind of stuff has got to stop.
there’s a fix: have a standard set of bylaws for ALL committees. This crap has to stop.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Elections, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: democrat, party_politics, republican