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

Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk

Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers

While it has been a while, I still think a look at the Norfolk election numbers is relevant, at least for future reference. I usually try my hand at predicting overall turnout as well as precinct-by-precinct turnout for each of Norfolk’s elections. Most of the time, my numbers are pretty close – sometimes, within 2 … Continue reading

Election results
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Election results

It was quite an interesting night across Hampton Roads!  While my election night focus was on Norfolk’s results, there were contests in other cities as well. Norfolk I’ll have another post on this later. The turnout was WAY above what I expected, not to mention where it came from. Congratulations to Mayor-elect Kenny Alexander, Councilwoman-elect … Continue reading

Catching up: last two op-eds
2016 Elections / Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Catching up: last two op-eds

I’ve been really busy over the past 10 days but not so busy that I didn’t write a couple of op-eds for The Virginian-Pilot. The Norfolk City Council’s vote to elect our school boards by wards prompted my “Wrong on school wards” piece, which appeared Thursday, 1/29. I really wasn’t surprised the majority voted for … Continue reading