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

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

Important local primary elections Tuesday
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … 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

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8
2016 Elections / National / Politics / Virginia

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8

The Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary have sucked almost all of the attention lately. The rest has been taken up by the on-again, off-again (it’s off) argument over the Republican “loyalty oath” (that really wasn’t a loyalty oath at all, but I digress) in Virginia. Meanwhile, I’ve seen very little attention paid to … Continue reading