Virginia lawmakers were quietly preparing a multibillion-dollar bond package for state capital projects when Gov. Terry McAuliffe met with a conference of potential bond buyers in Washington.
The state’s plans aren’t so quiet now.
Republican Siobhan Dunnavant, the hand-picked successor of retiring state Sen. Walter A. Stosch, won handily in Tuesday’s election for the 12th District seat.
Dunnavant, an obstetrician-gynecologist from western Henrico County, was declared the winner after jumping to a sizable lead against Democratic challenger Deborah M. Repp, a retired registered nurse who owned a geriatric care business. Independent Robert “Scott” Johnson ran a distant third.
The successor to retiring state Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, is likely to be a woman from western Henrico with experience in medicine and business.
That description applies to Republican Siobhan Dunnavant, an OB-GYN, and to Democrat Deborah M. Repp, a retired registered nurse who owned a geriatric care business.
Two women from western Henrico County with experience in clinical medicine and running a small business are vying for the 12th District seat held by retiring Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico.
Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant, an OB-GYN, survived a hotly contested four-way primary to capture the Republican nomination for the seat Stosch has held since 1992.
Add it up — the Richmond region is losing 95 years of seniority in the Virginia Senate with the impending retirement of two senior leaders and the political defeat last week of another.
Democrats in Hanover and Henrico counties have elected Deborah MacArthur Repp as the party’s candidate for the 12th District Virginia Senate race.
Repp, a registered nurse and former partner in a geriatric care company, has advocated for welfare, business and sexual assault-related policy and reform in the state.
The four-way race for the Republican nomination for the open 12th District Virginia Senate seat is heating up in the final weeks leading up to the June 9 primary.
A flurry of campaign mailers, political ads and signage has descended on the district, which covers the western halves of Henrico and Hanover counties.
Bill Janis, a former Republican delegate from Henrico County, on Thursday announced he is seeking the GOP nomination for the Virginia Senate seat that retiring Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, will vacate at the end of the year.
State Sen. Walter Stosch, one of a few Republicans who backed a quasi-privatized version of Medicaid expansion last year, said Tuesday that he won't seek re-election.
The 78-year-old has been in the General Assembly some 32 years, including a 9-year stint in the House of Delegates. He is currently president pro tempore of the state Senate, as well as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.
Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, will not seek re-election this year, announcing instead that he will retire at the end of his term after 33 years in the General Assembly.
Stosch, 78, will formally announce his retirement today, a day before the assembly convenes in Richmond for a 45-day legislative session during which he will play a leading role as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and president pro tempore of the Senate.