My latest op-ed appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. The column was the result of my search for a list of local candidates, because I know how difficult it’s going to be for them to be heard this fall. Surprising to me was my inability to locate a list – save for this article.
So I’ll be rolling out the list of candidates, along with links to their websites or Facebook pages, where I can find them. I put up Virginia Beach last night. If you see something missing, please let me know so that I can update the list.
Also, not mentioned in my column, there will at least one constitutional amendment on the ballot:
Question 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot will read: “Shall Section 11 of Article I (Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to require that eminent domain powers only be exercised for public uses and not for private gain, private benefit, private enterprise, increasing jobs, increasing tax revenue or economic development; and amended to define what is to be included in determining just compensation for permissible takings and to prevent the taking of more private property than is necessary for the state public use?”
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