Prince William recorded the most expensive races for the House of Delegates in the county’s history in 2017, with candidates in each of the six contested races for the General Assembly’s lower chamber smashing records for previous fundraising efforts in those districts.
A judge has advised the Stafford County Board of Supervisors to delay swearing in Mark Dudenhefer, who was set to take the oath for the Garrisonville District seat during a ceremony Thursday night.
Dudenhefer's challenger, incumbent Laura Sellers, has petitioned the court for a recount after losing the election by 12 votes.
Two Republicans clinched narrow victories over their Democratic opponents after votes were certified by the Stafford County Electoral Board Tuesday afternoon. But the Nov. 7 election results in Stafford may face additional challenges before they are fully settled.
The official vote tallies, which are headed to Richmond, show Mark Dudenhefer beating incumbent Laura Sellers for the Garrisonville District Board of Supervisors seat by 12 votes and Bob Thomas edging out Joshua Cole by 82 votes for the 28th District seat in the House of Delegates.
Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy won her June primary by just 12 votes; now, she’s headed to Richmond.
Foy, a public defender in Arlington County, is the new delegate for Virginia’s 2nd District, beating Republican Mike Makee 63 percent to 37 percent.
Republican Bob Thomas, running for the 28th District in the House of Delegates, celebrated a narrow victory on Election Day over his opponent, Democrat Joshua Cole. ... Another close race occurred in the Garrisonville District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. Republican Mark Dudenhefer prevailed over incumbent Supervisor Laura Sellers by just 15 votes
Voters in the Fredericksburg region will have a host of statewide and local candidates to choose from in Tuesday’s highly anticipated election.
The race for governor between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie is the main attraction, with many labeling it a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s first year in office. It has devolved into a nasty campaign featuring attack ads tying Northam to MS-13 gangs and a child molester and Gillespie to the Enron scandal and white supremacists.
In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday.
This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.
Both candidates for the 2nd District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates are all too familiar with backups on Interstate 95, which is why Jennifer Carroll Foy and Mike Makee consider transportation a pressing problem.
Soon after Donald Trump was elected president, Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 36-year old public defender from Woodbridge, made a life-changing decision to run for the Virginia House of Delegates. Three weeks after she launched her campaign, she found out she was due for another life change. She was pregnant with twins.
The news did not shake her decision to run for office.
Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns.