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

Catching up: recent op-eds
2015 Elections / 2016 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Catching up: recent op-eds

In case you missed them, here’s a quick rundown of my recent op-eds in The Virginian-Pilot: March 12: Another sad result of safe districts. “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Former governor Bob McDonnell sent texts to members of the legislature, trying to get them to sign on to a brief being … Continue reading

ICYMI: Where’s Howlin’ Henry?
Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Where’s Howlin’ Henry?

My latest op-ed, titled above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Friday. As Senate Bill 1349 passed both chambers of the legislature, I couldn’t help but think of an old bumper sticker and Henry Howell Jr. The bumper sticker read, “Welcome to Virginia. Owned and Operated by Vepco.” Howell, the fiery populist from Norfolk, campaigned for … Continue reading