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Delegate hopefuls make final pitch in Louisa

Central Virginian

Though Melissa Dart and John McGuire are both quite clear about their politics, they have different ways of expressing them on the campaign trail. Dart and McGuire are running on the Democratic and Republican ballots, respectively, as they seek the voters’ nod for the 56th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

VaNews November 3, 2017


Democrat Melissa Dart, Republican John McGuire in running to succeed Del. Peter Farrell, R-Henrico

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Thursday was a magnificent evening in Goochland County. Stars were visible in the clear sky and children played football on a school field under the lights, a snap of cold in the air.

VaNews November 1, 2017


6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek Farrell’s seat in the 56th District

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in Tuesday’s primaries for a chance to succeed Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews June 10, 2017


6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek retiring Del. Farrell's seat

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in June 13 primaries for a chance to succeed retiring Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews May 29, 2017


Eight House of Delegates Members Won't Seek Re-Election; Seven Republicans and One Democrat

By MICHAEL POPE, WVTF

Eight House members won’t be running again, seven Republicans and one Democrat. Of those seven open Republican seats, Hillary Clinton won four of those districts — an indication that they might be pickup opportunities for Democrats. Quentin Kidd at Christopher Newport University says those four open Republican seats are part of a larger set of races Democrats are intensely focused on.

VaNews April 7, 2017


Del. Farrell Won’t Seek Re-Election for HOD-56, Candidates Lining Up

By LYNN R. MITCHELL, Bearing Drift

In an announcement that made the decision public, Republican Delegate Peter Farrell (HOD-56) announced last week he would not seek re-election to the House of Delegates district he has represented since 2011....Republicans, eyeing the very red district, are beginning to line up to seek the GOP nomination.

VaNews March 14, 2017


Del. Peter Farrell of Henrico won't seek re-election

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Del. Peter F. Farrell, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2012, has decided not to seek re-election this year. The Henrico County lawmaker, considered an up-and-comer, won and held a solidly Republican seat with virtually no opposition. “It was a tough decision, but with a young family and a growing business I cannot give the job as delegate the time and energy that it deserves,” Farrell posted on his Facebook page Friday.

VaNews March 13, 2017


Disputed bill would allow IDA to run Louisa’s airport

Central Virginian

The feud over whether the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority has control of the airport will go back to the Virginia General Assembly in January. The IDA has been in a tangle with the county’s board of supervisors about the airport for over two years. In 2016 the board refused to help the IDA pay for airport-related expenses, though it had in the past. Now Del. Peter Farrell has been tasked with trying to carry a bill in the next General Assembly session that would make it clear the IDA has the power to own and operate an airport.

VaNews December 9, 2016


Drug-test proposal for public aid fails in House panel vote

By BILL SIZEMORE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

A legislative proposal to drug-test recipients of public assistance was derailed Tuesday on a bipartisan vote in a Republican-controlled House of Delegates subcommittee. Two Republicans, Dels. Peter Farrell of Henrico County and Chris Peace of Hanover County, joined minority Democrats in opposing the measure, which failed to advance on a 6-5 vote.

VaNews January 27, 2016


Va. delegate and son of Dominion Resources CEO says he is his own man

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Smiling broadly, Del. Peter F. Farrell surprised a no-nonsense education official during an early-morning hearing with a fist bump to celebrate the advancement of his bill. It was a small legislative victory. But it was a new sign of confidence for a lawmaker who by all accounts has defined himself with caution and restraint since he began his tenure in the General Assembly three years ago with far more scrutiny than the average newcomer.

VaNews February 9, 2015