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Henrico board punts on ‘sanctuary’ status, adopts resolution supporting constitutions

By TOM LAPPAS, Henrico Citizen

Dozens of Second Amendment supporters urged Henrico’s Board of Supervisors last night to make Henrico a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary locality, but supervisors instead passed a resolution indicating simply that they would uphold the state and United States constitutions. The 3-2 vote was split along party lines, with all three Republicans – including Tuckahoe Supervisor Pat O’Bannon, who introduced it – voting in favor of it and the board’s two Democrats voting against it.

VaNews December 12, 2019


All five incumbent Henrico County supervisors win re-election

By C. SUAREZ ROJAS, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Henrico County voters re-elected all five incumbents to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, frustrating local Democrats’ efforts to take back political control.

VaNews November 6, 2019


Henrico's longest-serving supervisors reflect and look ahead

By MICHAEL O'CONNOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

When Henrico County supervisors Patricia S. O’Bannon and Frank J. Thornton were first elected in 1995, they each made history. O’Bannon was the first woman elected to Henrico’s Board of Supervisors and Thornton was the first African-American. In the years since they took office, O’Bannon and her fellow Republicans have enjoyed a reliable majority, while Thornton has been in the minority as a Democrat.

VaNews December 4, 2017


Campaigns for Henrico Board of Supervisors take shape

By TED STRONG , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Several members of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors are preparing for re-election campaigns as parties set the details for selecting their nominees for the seats. The only race that is definitely contested so far is the contest for the Fairfield District supervisor seat, where incumbent Democrat Frank J. Thornton, the county’s first black supervisor, will face at least two opponents: one for the nomination, and one looking to get on the ballot in the general election as an independent.

VaNews February 5, 2015


O’Bannon announces mental health first aid training for Henrico staff

By TED STRONG, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Patricia S. O’Bannon on Tuesday outlined plans to bring mental health first-aid training to Henrico County employees after she was unanimously elected chairwoman of the county’s Board of Supervisors.

VaNews January 15, 2014