Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tom Perriello listens to an IUE-CWA Local 162 union member asking about automation.
Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions.
Before Perriello arrived Jack Roland Chief Steward with Local 82162 at Harris Corporation said he wanted to know how Perriello views the future of the working class. Where does he see unions place in the future.
Jeff Moran, who works for Harris Corporation (again formerly ITT
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Kimble Reynolds, Jr.
Sam Rasoul won the Firehouse Primary on Saturday to become the Democratic nominee for the 11th House of Delegates. He will face Republican Octavia Johnson and sudden entry into the House race by attorney Kimble Reynolds, Jr.
Reynolds is running as an independent He lost in a 2003 16th district House race as a Democrat to Robert hurt in 2003, he was Regional Director for Democrat Tom Perriello’s congressional campaign and served on Martinsville city council for 8 years. He decided not to run for reelection in Martinsville. His term ended December 31, 2012.
His reason for taking up residence in Roanoke City has people scratching their heads. He maintains a law firm in Martinsville, Kimble Reynolds and Associates. Speculation and rumors have run rampant. There must be a connection and plot to diminish Sam Rasoul’s chances as the Democratic nominee by Democrat’s themselves.
An anonymous source cleared up this misconception. Evidently Mr. Reynolds has not received the attention from the Democratic Party that he expected since leaving his office on Martinsville’s city council. Mostly unknown in Roanoke it was said he hopes to put pressure on the party to gain recognition and a promise of an appointment to a commission if he withdraws.
Reynolds is not answering any questions from press nor has he sent out an announcement or scheduled an announcement to answer why he is running for the House seat. State leaders and officials are having no success in contacting Reynolds in an attempt to pressure him to withdraw. He can’t be reached by anyone seeking answers.
Rasoul has received calls of support from U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, House Democratic Leader David Toscano and the entire House Democratic Caucus. Rasoul hopes to fill Democrat Onzlee Ware’s seat. Ware is backing Rasoul with everything he’s got said Rasoul when contacted after the Unity event held at the Fork in the City Tuesday.
Democrats want to keep this island of Democratic representation in their column and an opportunist like Mr. Reynolds attempt to extort party attention for personal gain should be made public so none falls prey to his deception.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2014, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: Election 2014, Elections, house_of_delegates, Independent, Kimble_Reynolds_Jr.