A Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates is contending with an independent challenger Nov. 7 in a contest to represent a district that spans Charles City County along with parts of Henrico County and Richmond.
Sen. Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, began her first day in her new position bright and early at 7 a.m. The opening day of the General Assembly on Wednesday started with a prayer breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion and ended many hours later with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 7 p.m. address to the General Assembly.
Dance has hit the ground running, spending Thursday morning preparing talking points on proposed legislation, which amounts to nearly 20 bills so far this session, and meeting with political stakeholders.
After barely holding on to her General Assembly seat last year, Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg, won a promotion to the state Senate Tuesday.
Dance handily defeated independent candidate Preston T. “Famous” Brown by a wide margin in the special election for the Senate’s 16th District, which stretches from eastern Richmond to the Tri-Cities area.
Rosalyn R. Dance has achieved her goal of moving up to the Virginia State Senate with a big win over independent candidate Preston T. Brown. She drew 24,539 votes to 8,984 for the Richmond businessman.
Dance spent Tuesday night celebrating with family, friends and supporters clapping for her victory at Neptune’s Land and Sea restaurant. She said their support for her during this entire year of campaigning is what helped her to come out on top.
Looking to officially make a move to the state Senate, Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg, will compete against independent candidate Preston T. “Famous” Brown in Tuesday’s special election for the Senate’s 16th District seat.
The seat was left vacant in July with the retirement of Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, a Democrat who had held it since 1992.
Del. Rosalyn R. Dance, D-Petersburg, won the Democratic nomination Saturday to replace former Sen. Henry L. Marsh III in the state Senate’s 16th District, according to unofficial results from the Democratic Party of Virginia.
The Richmond area's political makeup in the statehouse appeared largely unchanged Tuesday evening as incumbents in the House and the Senate were leading challengers, including Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, who had his first Democratic opponent in more than a decade.
Nearly 20-year state Senate veteran Henry L. Marsh III, D-Richmond, will return to the Capitol having bested his opponent, Richmond businessman Preston T. Brown, who ran as an independent.
If a candidate campaigns, but no one knows it’s an election year, does he make a sound?
Senate candidate Preston “P.T.” Brown has been pounding the pavement for months: knocking on doors, visiting churches every Sunday and hitting up voters at high school football games.
Trouble is, a lot of people still don’t know anything’s happening on Nov. 8. “When you say election, they say, ‘Oh, is it time to vote for Obama again?’” Brown says.
The Democratic incumbent is a 77-year-old civil-rights lawyer and former Richmond mayor who has spent 46 years in local and state politics, the past 20 as a member of the state Senate.
The challenger is a 57-year-old high school-educated businessman from South Richmond who owns a small newspaper, a radio station and a used-car lot and moonlights as a soul singer in the style of James Brown.
Preston "P.T." Brown, a lifelong Democrat who is running as an independent, knows he is an underdog in the race for the 16th District state Senate seat against five-term political goliath Henry L. Marsh III.
The state Senate's new 22nd district is the marquee race for the Richmond region, but several incumbents in the area could face a challenge this fall.
Five people who have filed to seek House of Delegates and state Senate seats in the area are waiting to find out if they qualify for the ballot.
The Virginia State Board of Elections will certify the primary results on Tuesday, and the staff hopes to certify additional candidates by Wednesday.