Burfoot is toast
2016 Elections / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Burfoot is toast

The shocking indictment (pdf) and surprise guilty plea of Norfolk developer Ronnie Boone virtually guarantees that Anthony Burfoot, current Norfolk Treasurer and former council member, is going to jail. Burfoot’s trial is scheduled to start on November 7. Wanna bet he pleads out before then? In exchange, of course, for identifying and giving dirt on … Continue reading

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Cliff Hayes was the winner in the firehouse primary for the 77th House of Delegates district yesterday. By a margin of 556 to 469 – told y’all, every vote counts – Hayes defeated a well-organized LeOtis Williams. As of this writing, Hayes will not face opposition in the November election. Per the writ, candidates have … Continue reading

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

The Democratic candidate for House of Delegates district 77 will be chosen in a firehouse primary this Tuesday, August 16. The district is primarily located in Chesapeake (78% of the voters) but also includes Suffolk. The firehouse features one candidate from each city: Former Chesapeake City Council member Cliff Hayes, who has the endorsement of … Continue reading

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

Gov McAuliffe has signed writs calling special elections on November 8th 2016 in HOD districts 77 and 93 pic.twitter.com/65dr6PtwL8 — Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 2, 2016 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests … Continue reading

5th District: Spruill wins
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

5th District: Spruill wins

Last Saturday, Democrats in the 5th Senate district participated in a firehouse primary to select the party’s nominee. Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. was the winner, besting Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey by a wide margin – 68% to 32%. As noted previously, this contest just determined the party’s nominee, as the filing deadline for a … Continue reading

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Mark Warner / Terry McAuliffe

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

With the election of Kenny Alexander as Norfolk’s mayor, the seat in the 5th Senate District of Virginia became vacant. Democrats will choose the nominee in a firehouse primary this Saturday, July 9. For those not familiar, a firehouse primary is an unassembled caucus. Eligible voters go to pre-selected voting locations during set hours, not … Continue reading

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’
Local / Politics / Virginia

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. (The decision is here.) Perhaps the most important thing from the decision is the definition of “official acts:” An “official act” is a decision or action on a “question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or … Continue reading