A freshman delegate who’s made tackling flooding a priority is fighting off a challenge this November by a former Virginia Beach councilwoman who says the delegate hasn’t done much to help the district.
But Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler, who represents the 21st House District, begs to differ. Yes, none of her bills passed during her first two General Assembly sessions. Blame her “junior” status as a first-term delegate, she said.
With the Nov. 5 elections less than two weeks away, a GOP candidate in a Virginia Beach delegate race is depicting her Democratic challenger as being aligned with members of a notorious gang from El Salvador.
In the print ad, Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler is Photoshopped next to three heavily tattooed Latino men bearing the letters “MS”, a reference to the MS-13 gang,
First-term state Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler, D-Virginia Beach, said Wednesday that she’s pregnant with her third child.
“My husband and I have two daughters and we are choosing to expand our family and we are so excited to announce that we are pregnant with our third daughter,” Convirs-Fowler said in a phone interview.
The issue of light rail dominated the discussion at a City Council and mayoral candidate forum Thursday night.
Candidates shared their views with more than 100 people who attended the event hosted by the Thalia Civic League at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church. It was the first such forum.
The future of Virginia Beach is likely to dominate the conversation over the next five months as nine candidates compete for positions on the City Council and four run for mayor.
Tuesday marked the filing deadline to register as a candidate in those races. The election will be held Nov. 8. All races are nonpartisan and the terms last four years.
Del. Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach, sent a letter to Norfolk International Airport officials Friday saying they are violating the spirit of state law by trying to charge Uber larger fees than the ones taxis pay to operate.
Should an agreement not be reached before the General Assembly session begins Jan. 13, “it is my belief that a legislative remedy is necessary to address the issue,” Davis wrote.
Three candidates are challenging Councilwoman Shannon Kane for her seat representing the Rose Hall district, which covers the central part of the city.
Beatrice Browder and Stephen Johnston announced their candidacies earlier this year. A third opponent, James Cabiness, joined the race by the Aug. 15 filing deadline.
Two business owners were appointed to fill City Council vacancies created when Glenn Davis and Bill DeSteph were elected to the House of Delegates.
Shannon Kane will take Davis' post representing the Rose Hall district. Brad Martin will take DeSteph's at-large seat. They will start the $28,000-a-year positions early next year.