Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures

In a press release (pdf) this morning, Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board announced that nearly 17,000 signatures have been obtained and submitted for the placement of the question on the ballot. Norfolk voters will have a choice in November 2014 to change the management of Norfolk public schools from being appointed by City … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board
Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics

ICYMI: Norfolk should vote on electing school board

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. Getting this question on the ballot in November is a real possibility. Just this morning. I was told that the State Board of Elections says that the petitions have to be submitted by 5pm Wednesday, not Monday as was previously thought. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

ICYMI: Even the schedule is inside baseball
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Even the schedule is inside baseball

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. The inspiration was the short time frame for nominating contests for the open seats in the 90th and the 48th House of Delegates districts. By setting the date for the special elections for 8/19, which is less than 60 days away, the speaker relied … Continue reading

Updated: 3 in for 90th
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Updated: 3 in for 90th

UPDATE: Only three candidates completed the filing. From earlier today: Four candidates have filed paperwork to be on the ballot for Saturday’s firehouse primary, according to VPAP.  They are: Alex Askew Rick James Terrell Kingwood Joe Lindsey Candidates have until noon today to file their declaration of candidacy and pay a $2,500 nonrefundable filing fee. … Continue reading

ICYMI: Making time for elections
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Making time for elections

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot on May 29. (Obviously, I’ve been a little busy in the interim.) It was the final installment of a three-part series on why I think moving local elections to November is a bad idea. (Part 1, on money, is here. Part 2, on people, is here.) … Continue reading

ICYMI: Limited resources for local candidates
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Limited resources for local candidates

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. It is the second of a three-part series on why I think the move to November for local elections is a bad idea. (Part 1 is here.) In this article, I look at another important element of successful campaigns: people. There’s no doubt that … Continue reading