Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top spots go to Mayor-elect Sherman Lea and Vice Mayor-elect Anita Price

Sherman Lea Sr. was the only candidate on the ballot but write-in candidate Martin Jeffrey nipped a bit into his totals. It is suspected that some of the write-in numbers went to Dave Trinkle. Lea though received the lions-share at over 82 percent. The Democrat’s party was held at the Taaza restaurant in Grandin Village. […]

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Dykstra, Garland, Price for council and Lea for mayor endorsed by Business Leaders Fund

Friday, April 8, 2016

Dykstra, Garland, Price for council and Lea for mayor endorsed by Business Leaders Fund

In a press release today the Business Leadership Fund (BLF), a political action committee representing the regional business community, is pleased to announce its endorsement of the following Roanoke City candidates: Michelle Dykstra, John Garland and incumbent Anita Price for city council and Sherman Lea for mayor. Mr. Victor Iannello, chairman of the Business Leadership […]

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Democrats rally in unity before tonight’s forum

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Democrats rally in unity before tonight's forum

At noon in the Municipal Building Stephen Niamke, Roanoke City Democratic Chair brought together not only the successful firehouse primary candidates for mayor and council but those who ran and didn’t quite make the cut. Niamke said he had heard from all eight of the primary candidates and they are all united behind Democratic council […]

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Sen. John Edwards endorses winners of Democratic primary

Friday, February 19, 2016

Sen. John Edwards endorses winners of Democratic primary

In a press release Virginia State Sen. John Edwards stated: “I am pleased to endorse the Democratic Party nominees for Mayor and Council for the City of Roanoke in the upcoming May 3rd general election.  Each of these candidates worked hard to win the nomination in the firehouse primary and deserves our support. Sherman Lea, […]

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Del. Rasoul endorses Sherman Lea for Mayor

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Del. Rasoul endorses  Sherman Lea for Mayor

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced his official endorsement of Sherman Lea for Roanoke City mayor and congratulated all of the candidates at last Saturday’s Democratic firehouse primary. “I’d like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all of the participants in the primary, particularly to Councilman Lea and Vice Mayor Trinkle […]

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2nd Annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge at the Berglund Center

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2nd Annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge at the Berglund Center

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, operators of Berglund Center, announced the 2nd annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge will be held January 9, 2016 in the Berglund Center Coliseum. Tickets will be general admission for $10 with a special student ticket at $5, and are on sale now at the Berglund Center Box office, […]

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Sabrina’s Place to serve up to 20 new families with grant

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sabrina’s Place to serve up to 20 new families with grant

Councilman Sherman Lea, Del. Sam Rasoul and TAP President Annette Lewis accepted a $15,000 grant to Sabrina’s Place Tuesday. It will help serve 20 more families said Lewis. In 2006 Sabrina Reed was murdered by her ex-husband while the two met for a visitation exchange of their daughter. Sabrina’s Place came into being as a Supervised […]

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Sherman Lea, Sr., announces candidacy for Roanoke City Mayor – spoke separately on Bowers

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sherman Lea, Sr., announces candidacy for Roanoke City Mayor - spoke separately on Bowers

Councilman Sherman Lea, 63, is facing his fourth council election in May. Lea previously held off challenging current Mayor David Bowers  in 2012. This is his time he said. “I’m running because I believe I am the most qualified person for the position.” Lea said he’d show up at the ribbon cutting “but I want […]

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Sherman Lea, Sr. announcing for mayor – firehouse primary expected

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sherman Lea, Sr. announcing for mayor - firehouse primary expected

The Roanoke City precinct reduction and realignment weighed on the incumbent council members decision for a firehouse primary. Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr., will formally announce his intention to run for Roanoke City mayor Thursday, 3:00 p.m., at the Berglund Center. Lea also indicated that all three incumbents for city council have agreed on a firehouse […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea says he will run for mayor

Monday, November 9, 2015

Councilman Sherman Lea says he will run for mayor

BREAKING: Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr., who is up for re-election for his fourth term on city council in May 2016 has decided to run for the mayor’s seat. Lea has to give up his seat on city council to run for Mayor since he can’t run for mayor and his city council seat at the […]

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Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

Monday, August 3, 2015

Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

This summer I embarked on a project to strengthen the relationship between the City of Roanoke, the Police Department, and most importantly the community. The results far exceeded my expectations. Before I talk about the results, let’s take a look back to the spring. I was invited to a community discussion to form a summer […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea on “ban the box” Executive Order signed by Governor McAuliffe

Friday, April 3, 2015

Councilman Sherman Lea on

Over a year ago Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr. first brought up banning the box that asks city employee applicants if they had ever been convicted of a felony. Lea wanted it banned for city employees and hoped it would inspire private businesses to do the same. In a statement Lea said: “I’m proud of Governor […]

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