Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Late write-in candidate for Roanoke city council enters the race

Jim Garrett, 58, is a 21 year infantry veteran who began an Internet company named HOVAC.COM, that he later sold to Ntelos. He then founded Kinex Telecom. Garrett ran as a Republican in 2014 with Roger Malouf and Hank Benson. They lost to independent incumbents Ray Ferris, Bill Bestpitch and Democrat Dave Trinkle. He explained […]

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Independent council candidate Michelle Dykstra clarifies her Sanctuary City response

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Independent council candidate Michelle Dykstra clarifies her Sanctuary City response

Independent candidate for Roanoke city council, Michelle Dykstra, changed her response to the “yes or no” support for Roanoke becoming a “Sanctuary City.” The question was asked at a forum held Thursday evening. Dykstra said, “Sanctuary, to me, is a safe place for all people.” Congressman Bob Goodlatte blasted the the Democratic and Independent candidates. […]

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City council candidate Duane Howard reverses position on sanctuary cities

Sunday, April 3, 2016

City council candidate Duane Howard reverses position on sanctuary cities

Duane Howard, one of three independent candidates for Roanoke city council praised Congressman Bob Goolatte’s chastisement of city council’s “yes” answer to a “yes or no” question – “should Roanoke become a “sanctuary city. Transgender, Planned Parenthood questions posed to council candidates Howard said, “I would call upon all the other candidates to seriously rethink […]

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Mark Lucas enters city council race as an independent

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mark Lucas enters city council race as an independent

Local entrepreneur and business owner Mark Lucas, 51, announced today that he will seek a seat on City Council running as an independent in the May 3rd general election. “I did not arrive at this decision easily,” said Lucas. “But after strong urging from many supporters and citizens, I felt compelled to enter the race.” […]

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Amy Carter announces for Roanoke City Council

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Amy Carter announces for Roanoke City Council

UPDATE: Amy Carter has decided not to run for Roanoke City Council in 2016. She says she started too late in the game and will prepare for a run in two years. “I am going to be pulling out of this election and concentrate on running in two years,” she said. Feb. 4: Amy Carter, 57, owner […]

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Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Grover Price says he has a clear vision of what he would like to see Roanoke look like. “I am running for City Council because it is time for our city government to reflect our community. Roanoke City needs to come together as one. I believe together we can make our city great,” he said. […]

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Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Roanoke City Developer John Garland will announce his intention to run for Roanoke City Council on Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson Road Branch of the Roanoke Public Library, 3837 Williamson Road NW. Garland says, “Running for council is my opportunity to give back and make a difference in my community. Now […]

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Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Michelle Dykstra will announce for Roanoke City Council as an Independent Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. at 1314 Chapman Avenue (a Habitat for Humanity house). Dykstra is Director at the City Market Building in Roanoke and is a Real Estate Agent with Hall Associates, specializing in commercial leasing, sales, and property management. Dykstra said she will have a […]

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Don Caldwell’s friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Don Caldwell's friend disheartened by his independent run for Senate

Steve Cochran, 18-year Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, said he wasn’t surprised to see the mailers. Cochran said he received both mailers sprinkled throughout the 21st Senate district. Democrats in Montgomery County have received them too. Cochran said he has known the Roanoke City’s Commonwealth Attorney and one time Roanoke City Democratic Chair […]

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb leaves Democratic Presidential primary

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb leaves Democratic Presidential primary

The one term former Senator from Virginia Jim Webb takes as a compliment that he sounds like a Republican in a room full of Democrats or a Democrat in a room full of Republicans. He is withdrawing from being a contender in the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency. “Americans are disgusted by all this […]

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Independent senate candidate, Steven Nelson, blunt in his reply to Sierra Club questionnaire

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Steve Nelson, independent candidate for Virginia’s 19th District Senate seat was blunt in his response to the Sierra Club questionnaire: Green House emissions…”Current Climate Science INFORMS US” energy policy must change. My response REALLY? Question to you …who PAYS FOR THIS SCIENCE? Transition from fossil fuels in 10 to 40 years My responses How do […]

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Steven Nelson, independent candidate in the 19th senate district interview

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Steven Nelson, independent candidate in the 19th senate district interview

Steven Nelson,  60, lives in Roanoke County caring for his aging mother. He also took time out of his career to care for his father, now deceased. Nelson is a graduate from Cave Spring High school with a degree in political science and public administration and a minor in economics from Appalachian State University. He […]

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