Trade agreement the focus of roundtable
U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger came to town Friday, Oct. 11, to talk about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which is commonly known as USMCA. The first-term congresswoman met for a roundtable of about 18 citizens and businesspeople at BizWorks, 2545 Bellwood Road. Spanberger is generally supportive of the agreement, and... Read more
Q&A: What is the biggest issue facing Chesterfield?
Running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. *incumbent Kevin Carroll, Matoaca (R) Managing growth and timely infrastructure improvements are always a challenge for any community. Chesterfield County’s population is estimated to... Read more
Sturtevant an ‘independent voice,’ Hashmi on the left
In the race for state Senate District 10, which includes a northern section of the Dale District, incumbent Glen Sturtevant, R-Midlothian, labeled himself an “independent voice” while Democrat challenger Ghazala Hashmi, also of Midlothian, laid out a liberal agenda during a VPM forum Oct. 9. Sturtevant is an attorney... Read more
‘Totally … opposite ends of the spectrum’
House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, and Democratic challenger Sheila Bynum-Coleman squared off during a candidate forum hosted Oct. 9 by VPM. The District 66 race could decide control of the House of Delegates, which the Republican Party has held since 1999. Cox said it was important that Republicans... Read more
Supervisors Q &A: Why are you running and why should you be elected?
Beginning this week and running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. Jim Ingle, Bermuda (R) Chesterfield County is one of the best places to work, live, and raise a family in... Read more
‘The Chase is on, with a few Miles left before its Pohl time’
I enjoy turning a phrase. Being a wordsmith has its privileges. Nov. 5 is right around the corner, and Chesterfield voters could have a big say in which party controls the state Legislature for the next two years. Since the Republicans only have a tenuous one-seat advantage in both... Read more
Running out of necessity
By Gena Lashley Upon meeting Lindsey Dougherty, I thought she was just like the rest of us Chester mamas, other than the fact that she is running for the 62nd House of Delegates seat. Dougherty lives in Chester with her husband and two children, ages 8 and 3. She... Read more
Candidates discuss Carvana development
Last week, Republican Jim Ingle and Democrat Murtaza Khan spoke and answered questions about the proposed Carvana auto inspection and storage facility planned for Woods Edge Road. The project is slated to be considered by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. Both candidates, who are vying to... Read more
Four more years? Sheriff Leonard touts his accomplishments
Although he says the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is known for its Heroin Addiction Recovery Program, Sheriff Karl Leonard said the office can’t be defined by it. He mentioned several programs that benefit the inmate population, including some he’s implemented since being appointed sheriff in February 2014. The jail... Read more
Leonard finally has an opponent: Independent Kersey running for sheriff
Rahn Kersey is a man of many parts. The Chesterfield native would like to add sheriff to his resume. That’s no small feat since incumbent Karl Leonard has been in the office for nearly six years after being appointed to the post in February 2014, then winning a special... Read more