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
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Republican Delegate Greg Habeeb in the 8th district was unopposed and was at a Republican caucus in Richmond. In a tweet he said it was a “crazy night.”
In a phone call to Carter Turner who came in second in a close race for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Catawba District, Turner was resigned. He lamented over being called a liberal when he said he was truly an Independent. Turner garnered 31% of the vote in a three-way race coming in second to incumbent Joe “Butch” Church with 41% of the vote.
Delegate Dave Nutter did not attend the gathering at the Sheraton and did not return a phone call.
Republican Carla Bream lost the Commissioner of the Revenue seat to incumbent Democrat Nancy Horn. Bream who came in with just under 34% of the vote said she ran the best possible race she could though it became contentious with both sides calling dirty tricks.
Roanoke City Democrat Delegate Onzlee Ware was unopposed, as was Brenda Hamilton Clerk of Court. In Roanoke County, Sheriff Mike Winston, Commonwealth Attorney Randy Leach and Treasurer Kevin Hutchins were unopposed.
Republican George Assaid came up short in his bid for Cave Spring Roanoke County Board of Supervisors against Independent incumbent Charlotte Moore.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, Roanoke County Politics
Tags: Independent, republican