tb500

Full Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Full Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address

My fellow Virginians, It is my privilege to address you, one last time, as Governor, on the State of the Commonwealth. I must note that because it’s my last speech the Speaker promised me all the time I wanted… so get comfortable. For 22 years I have served with you.  First, in this chamber as […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Excerpts from Governor McDonnell’s Final State of the Commonwealth Address

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Non-embargoed remarks from Governor Bob McDonnell’s last State of the Commonwealth address for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. “Governor Mills Godwin rightly said there is no ‘higher honor’ than serving as Governor of Virginia.  Serving with you for the last four years has been the greatest professional opportunity of my nearly 60 years of life. Tonight, […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes for bipartisan 2-year budget compromise

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes for bipartisan 2-year budget compromise

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan, bicameral budget compromise.  It passed by a vote of 332-94. “This budget agreement is a compromise.  It is not perfect, nor does not contain everything I would like, but it is on the right track.  This budget keeps with spending […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Governor McDonnell endorses Octavia Johnson for 11th district HOD

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Governor McDonnell endorses Octavia Johnson for 11th district HOD

UPDATE: Dec. 6 – Congressman Bob Goodlatte endorses Sheriff Octavia Johnson for 11 th district delegate saying “uniquely qualified to serve as our next Delegate.” Goodlatte said, “Octavia Johnson has called Roanoke home for over three decades. She loves Roanoke and has proudly served our community as Sheriff for the past eight years,” said Congressman Goodlatte. […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Octavia Johnson declared Republican nominee for special election

Monday, December 2, 2013

Octavia Johnson declared Republican nominee for special election

Sheriff Octavia Johnson was named the Republican nominee for the January 7th special election in Virginia’s 11th House District. The election is being held to fill the vacancy left by retiring Delegate Onzlee Ware. The deadline to file as a Republican candidate in the Delegate District 11 special election was 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 29th. John Brill, chair […]

1 Comment Read full story »

Forum for all candidates seeking the 11th district HOD seat

Friday, November 22, 2013

Forum for all candidates seeking the 11th district HOD seat

According to information just received the Urban Professional League will host a candidate forum for all candidates seeking to fill Delegate Onzlee Ware’s 11th district HOD seat. Ware will vacate his seat at the end of the year before the 2014 General Assembly Session. The date for the forum is December 3 at 6:30 p.m. […]

7 Comments Read full story »

Contested Republican nomination with two candidates forces caucus

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Contested Republican nomination with two candidates forces caucus

The 11th District House of Delegates has another contender for the Republican Nomination according to Roanoke City Republican Committee Chair John Brill. The committee will be approving the call for the Firehouse Primary to select a nominee to run for the special election to oppose the winner of the Democrat’s nominee expected to be selected […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Octavia Johnson announces her candidacy for the 11th district HOD

Friday, November 15, 2013

Octavia Johnson announces her candidacy for the 11th district HOD

ROANOKE, VA – Roanoke City Sheriff Octavia Johnson announced her candidacy Friday for the 11th District Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, following the announcement that Delegate Onzlee Ware would be retiring. “It has been an honor to serve as Roanoke City Sheriff for the past eight years. Working with the people of the […]

7 Comments Read full story »

E.W. Jackson says it never was about a political career

Friday, November 8, 2013

E.W. Jackson says it never was about a political career

After a long, hard campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, we fell short of the votes needed to win the office. However, in spite of the press’ onslaught of lies and exaggerations to paint a caricature to make me unacceptable to many voters; in spite of the lies of my opponent supported by Planned Parenthood and […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Cuccinelli lagging in polls will stop in Roanoke with Gov. McCrory before debate

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cuccinelli lagging in polls will stop in Roanoke with Gov. McCrory before debate

Prior to Thursday’s October 24 WDBJ/VT Blacksburg gubernatorial debate Republican candidate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will rally supporters with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on the same day at the Roanoke Victory Office located at 3015 Peters Creek Road, Brammer Village Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24019 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. RSVP to Owen Haydenohayden@rpv.org or 540-354-2063 **It is open to the public.** […]

Comments Off Read full story »

Rep. Morgan Griffith votes “no” on raising debt ceiling & opening government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate amendments to raise the debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts: “In our legislative process, each side must give up some priorities to come to a common agreement.  Over the past several weeks, my colleagues […]

1 Comment Read full story »

Rep. Bob Goodlatte statement on vote against raising debt ceiling & opening government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote in the House of Representatives: “The Senate’s plan raises the debt limit and merely delays discussion on debt and spending for a short time and does little to address the fundamental fiscal challenges facing our nation.  The fact of the matter is that unrestrained government […]

Comments Off Read full story »

« Older Entries   Newer Entries »