Social media: Guns, rape and marijuana: Candidates criticized for FB posts
Social media posts seem to have taken on added importance for political candidates. This was signified by a couple of local state Senate candidates who were criticized last week for controversial posts. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican from Senate District 11, and independent Waylin K. Ross, who is challenging... Read more
Former state Del. Joe Morrissey surprised some when he defeated incumbent state Sen. Rosalyn Dance during the June 11 primary. Morrissey soundly defeated Dance on her home turf of Petersburg, 72 to 28 percent. He also won Hopewell and Dinwiddie County by 14 and 15 percentage points, respectively. Dance... Read more
Focus on Petersburg brings victory: Morrissey will face his former legislative aide in November
Should he be the new senator for state Senate District 16, Joe Morrissey – who last week won the Democratic Party nomination – wants to be known as “Senator Pothole.” Morrissey – a controversial former state delegate who has twice lost his law license and was convicted of a... Read more
Dance, Morrissey competing for state Senate seat
Senate District 16 residents will likely decide their next senator in the June 11 Democratic primary, as no Republicans filed for the seat. The independent filing deadline is June 11. Incumbent Democrat Rosalyn “Roz” Dance is being challenged by former Del. “Fighting Joe” Morrissey. Both are running as Democrats.... Read more
Which way Matoaca? Supervisors candidates speak at forum
Two of the three Republican candidates for their party’s nomination for Matoaca District supervisor participated in a forum last week. Kevin Carroll and Rob Thompson were joined by recently announced Democrat candidate Shajaun Mason at the May 16 forum at the Foxfire Club House, which was hosted by Chesterfield... Read more
Two Democrats seeking SD11 nomination
Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination on June 11 in state Senate District 11, with the winner set to challenge first-term Republican incumbent Amanda Chase on Nov. 5. Chase defeated incumbent Stephen Martin and challenger Barry Moore in the Grand Old Party’s primary in 2015 and defeated... Read more
Community talks about criminal justice reform
Although Democratic state House candidate Tavorise Marks promoted legalizing marijuana during last week’s town hall on criminal justice reform, three inmates who are enrolled in the Chesterfield County Jail’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program all said they were undecided. Marks hosted the May 1 forum at the Central Library, and... Read more
Candidates file for primary, general elections
The candidates who have filed to run as of March 29 who represent the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. The primary election is June 11 and the general election Nov. 5. *indicates incumbent State House Dist. 62: Lindsey Dougherty (D), Tavorise Marks (D), Carrie Coyner (R) Dist.... Read more
JTCC Day at the capitol
Five John Tyler Community College students visited area state legislators Jan. 29 and Feb. 11 during the general session. Above, from left, Matthew Holmes, Llana Sidbury, Luis Colon, college president Edward “Ted” Raspiller (back), Del. Lashrecse Aird, Jordan Nurney and Alicia Alvarez. Read more
HD62: NAACP official, newcomer vying for Democratic nod
Those who want to vote in the Democratic Party’s House District 62 primary June 11 will have a choice. Local NAACP official Tavorise Marks and Chesterfield County budget official Lindsey Dougherty are running. Marks has worked for the state Department of Health for six-plus years, he said, noting that... Read more