Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Roanoke County Sheriff Mike Winston will kick off his reelection campaign with a fundraiser on Thursday. Winston, a Democrat became acting sheriff when Gerald Holt retired. Holt was sworn in to be the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia on June 02, 2010.
Winston who won over Independent Mike Stovall in a special election last year was expected to seek a full four-year term this year.
A host committee chock-full of City and County officials including former sheriff Alvin Hudson and former Virginia Party Chair Dick Cranwell were listed. It will be held at Councilman Ray Ferris’ law firm where he is a partner.
UPDATE: Mike Bailey chair of Roanoke County Republican Committee said in a phone call that no Republican candidate has stepped forward to run against Winston as of yet.
Brian Lang, Chair of the Roanoke County Democratic Committee:
Please join me in supporting Sheriff Winston’s re-election campaign. Sheriff Winston has been doing an excellent job for our community, he did an excellent job of representing our party when he ran last year in the special election to fill the remainder of Sheriff Holt’s term, and he deserves our full support in his re-election campaign.
The event will be held at Ray Ferris’ office from 5 to 7p.m. If anyone is interested in attending, please ask them to RSVP me by Monday or Tuesday of next week by calling 420-0862 or by email – email@example.com
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, Roanoke County Politics
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