Nov 15: House District 82
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 15: House District 82

House of Delegates District 82 is one of two seats in Hampton Roads in which there is no incumbent running. Long represented by Bob Purkey, freshman delegate Bill DeSteph vacated the seat to run for the open state senate seat in district 8. The 82nd district is located entirely within the City of Virginia Beach. … Continue reading

Nov 15: House District 21
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 15: House District 21

House of Delegates District 21 is located primarily within the City of Virginia Beach with a small portion of it being in Chesapeake. 57% of the districts inhabitants are white, while 25% are black, 13% are Asian and 4% another race. The district, according to VPAP, became slightly more Republican after the 2011 redistricting, based … Continue reading

79th HofD: Not an upset
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / The Pulpit Speaks / Virginia

79th HofD: Not an upset

The opening paragraph of my post about the last time there was a primary race in this district applies equally here: The primary race between Johnny Joannou and Henry Light Steve Heretick was the one that I followed the closest. The end result was not a surprise. This was no upset, folks. I hinted at … Continue reading

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox
Education / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I discuss House Bill 1585, which was introduced by my delegate, Chris Stolle. Stolle’s bill seeks to add two alternative schedules to Va. Code § 22.1-79.1. One would allow the operation of year-round schools, a trend in education. A report by the … Continue reading

Lewis town hall meetings this week
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Lewis town hall meetings this week

Senator Lynwood Lewis, who represents the 6th district, is holding a series of town hall meetings in advance of the start of the General Assembly session next week. Except as noted, the meetings will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm. Here’s the schedule: Norfolk Today, 1/5/15: Mary D. Pretlow Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, … Continue reading