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Aird loses bid for House speaker

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Even though she was not successful in securing the House of Delegates speakership, Del. Lashrecse D. Aird emerged from Saturday’s caucus voting excited about being part of the first Democratic majority in the House in two decades. “I am so proud to serve in the oldest legislative body in America, and I am especially proud for the first time in 400 years, that body will be led by a woman,” Aird, D-Petersburg, said Saturday afternoon. She was referring to Democratic floor leader Eileen Filler-Corn of Springfield,

VaNews November 11, 2019


Petersburg legislator will seek House speakership

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Democrats in the House of Delegates will gather this weekend to choose their leadership for the upcoming session, and the possibility exists that the next House speaker could be a Tri-City area legislator for the second time in a row. Del. Lashrecse D. Aird of Petersburg said this week she will offer herself as a candidate for the post, challenging current House Democratic leader Eileen Filler-Corn when the votes are taken Saturday behind closed doors.

VaNews November 8, 2019


Del. Aird to challenge Del. Filler-Corn for speaker in Democrat-controlled House

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, said she is challenging House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax for House speaker. Aird’s move sets up a contest within the House Democrats, who won a majority in Tuesday’s election, that spans racial and generational gaps. Aird is 33 and black. Filler-Corn is 55 and white. House Democrats are to gather Saturday to pick a party leader for when they assume control in January.

VaNews November 6, 2019


Aird focuses on new House district, not rise in leadership

By MICHAEL MARTZ, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, knows she can’t afford to look ahead to a potential Democratic takeover of the House of Delegates and a potential leadership role. Aird said she has to pay attention first to a transformed district — with almost one-third of its voters in southwestern Chesterfield County — and an independent challenger, Larry Haake, who’s lightly financed but well-known after 22 years as the county’s general registrar.

VaNews November 2, 2019


Del. Aird and Independent Challenger Haake Face Off in Petersburg

By BRANDON JARVIS, Richmond 2day

Candidates for the 63rd House of Delegates district Lacheresce Aird (D), and Larry Haake (I), shared the stage together in Petersburg on Tuesday night. The event was co-hosted by VPM and The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Aird, the incumbent and a higher-education administrator, and Haake, a former Richmond police officer and Chesterfield Registrar, each tried to make their case to the audience as to why they are the best person for the job.

VaNews October 10, 2019


Virginia ‘concerned’ about Petersburg’s fiscal issues, lawmaker says

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

The first question fired at Del. Lashrecse D. Aird Saturday afternoon was straight to the point, a fact not lost on the Petersburg lawmaker. “What is the state’s opinion about Petersburg’s finances?” Before she answered, Aird laughed and said, “I like a blunt questioner.” Then her response was almost as to the point as the question.

VaNews July 29, 2019


Aird confirms she will not hear Trump speak in Jamestown

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird confirmed Saturday that she will not be in attendance next week when President Donald Trump addresses a special commemorative session of state lawmakers in Jamestown.

VaNews July 29, 2019


Aird among 3 new RBC appointees

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird has a new “day job.” Aird, D-Petersburg, was named chief of staff at Richard Bland College Friday, one of three new appointments announced by the college. Aird, formerly the college’s assistant director of development, has been with RBC for six years.

VaNews July 15, 2019


63rd District will be contested

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Former Chesterfield registrar Larry Haake will run as an independent against Democratic incumbent Lashrecse Aird in November The 63rd House District will be challenged in November after all, but unlike many of today’s campaigns, this challenge came in almost unnoticed.

VaNews June 24, 2019


Aird avoids any role in debate prep

By BILL ATKINSON, Progress Index (Metered paywall - 10 articles a month)

Should the Fourth Congressional District Democratic Committee set up a debate before the June 11 Senate primary, its chairman said she will not play a role in it. Del. Lashrecse D. Aird, D-Petersburg, said Monday that as soon as she learned that state Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance was going to request that the committee handle debate preparations, she recused herself

VaNews May 27, 2019