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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.** […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Republican candidate for AG, Mark Obenshain smites EPA coal rule

Friday, September 20, 2013

Obenshain says “you’ve got to hand it to federal bureaucrats: they know how to spin bad news of their own making. “We’re providing at least some certainty here that [coal plants] have an opportunity to be around in a carbon-constrained world,” said an EPA official of the administration’s latest salvo in the war on coal, […]

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Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson at Roanoke meet and greet

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson at Roanoke meet and greet

At a meet and greet early this morning at Froth (Coffee and Tea) located in the Forum on Starkey Road about 35 people gathered to listen to the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, E. W. Jackson. His fiery speaking style did not disappoint and held even the unaware Froth customers captive as he spoke for […]

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Cuccinelli’s transparency election promise at the 2009 VCOG annual conference

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cuccinelli's transparency election promise at the 2009 VCOG annual conference

If I didn’t remember anything about the 2009 Virginia Coalition for Open Government conference I remember this. Then Senator Ken Cuccinelli’s promised transparency. In today’s Roanoke Times Lawrence Hammack, another open government wonk, has an article about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s opinion on the appropriation of public funds to nonprofits without proper contracts. The purpose […]

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