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
Carter Turner, who announced on Monday his candidacy for Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District, has been endorsed by Salem Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley. Mayor Foley made the following statement:
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of Carter Turner for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 8th District. Carter has been my close friend for over thirty years, and I am confident that he has the intelligence, demeanor, and vision to bring effective leadership to Richmond. Please join me in supporting Carter Turner as he works to move our city, district, and state forward.”
Mayor Byron R. “Randy” Foley
Carter Turner made his announcement on Monday, July 26, 2009 on the steps of the Roanoke County Courthouse, and emphasized a theme of setting aside partisan differences to focus on the best interests of the district. This was a very well-attended event which included members of both parties. Mayor Foley’s endorsement today is the most recent in a growing show of support for this candidate.
According to Turner, “Having grown up in Salem, with deep ties to this wonderful community, I am extremely honored to have Mayor Foley’s endorsement. I look forward to representing our district in Richmond with the same non-partisan focus on solutions that I continue to hear supporters say we need.”
Turner will face 15-year Republican incumbent and House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith in November.
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Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election2009, house_of_delegates