Dozens of Second Amendment supporters urged Henrico’s Board of Supervisors last night to make Henrico a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary locality, but supervisors instead passed a resolution indicating simply that they would uphold the state and United States constitutions.
The 3-2 vote was split along party lines, with all three Republicans – including Tuckahoe Supervisor Pat O’Bannon, who introduced it – voting in favor of it and the board’s two Democrats voting against it.
Henrico County voters re-elected all five incumbents to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, frustrating local Democrats’ efforts to take back political control.
Del. Debra Rodman captured a Democratic primary Tuesday for the right to take on Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, in November.
Rodman topped Veena Lothe, a lawyer who specializes in civil rights and immigration.
Del. Debra Rodman, D-Henrico, upset a 17-year Republican incumbent in 2017 as a concerned citizen running for office.
Del. John O’Bannon, the Republican she toppled, outspent her and she didn’t get much backing from the Democratic Party in her 894-vote win.
Rodman’s win was part of a wave election that flipped 15 GOP-held seats in the House of Delegates,
One of the three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, has dropped out of the June primary race.
Marques Jones sent an email to supporters on Sunday saying he was leaving the three-way primary for the Democratic nomination in state Senate District 12, which includes parts of Henrico and Hanover counties.
Del. Debra Rodman, D-Henrico, announced Monday that she’ll join a Democratic primary for the chance to challenge Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico.
Henrico County Democrats will need to pick a new leader to help them navigate the political waters heading into a competitive special election that will decide whether the Board of Supervisors tilts to the left or right.
On Monday night, Marques Jones announced his plans to step down as the chairman of the Henrico Democratic Committee, the organization that helps Democrats get elected and recruits candidates at the county level.