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Stephanie Lynch Wins Special Election In Richmonds 5th District City Council Race

By ROBERTO ROLDAN, WCVE-FM

Social worker Stephanie Lynch pulled ahead of a crowded field of seven candidates Tuesday night to win the Richmond City Council 5th District special election. Lynch will replace Councilman Parker Agelasto, who was forced to resign after admitting to moving outside of his district last year. With more than 7,000 residents voting in the election, Lynch took around 27 percent of the vote. She easily beat out her closest opponents, Thad Williamson and Mamie Taylor, who each received about 15 percent.

VaNews November 7, 2019


Richmond judge declines to intervene in bid to remove Agelasto

By MARK ROBINSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A legal challenge aimed at ousting Richmond Councilman Parker Agelasto for moving out of the district he was elected to represent died Thursday in Richmond Circuit Court. Judge William R. Marchant declined to issue a declaratory judgment deeming Agelasto’s seat on the City Council vacant

VaNews August 9, 2019


Councilman Agelasto asks for taxpayer money to pay his legal bills

By JEREMY M. LAZARUS, Richmond Free Press

Parker C. Agelasto has run up a hefty legal tab fending off lawsuits seek- ing to immediately remove him from his 5th District City Council seat now that he and his family have moved out of the district. Mr. Agelasto, who is set to step down on Nov. 30, has appealed to his eight City Council colleagues for financial help with the legal bills.

VaNews July 4, 2019


Special election set for Nov. 5 to fill Agelasto's 5th District seat on Richmond City Council

By MARK ROBINSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Voters in Richmond’s 5th District will elect their next City Council representative on Nov. 5, the same day as the general election. A Richmond circuit judge has approved the council’s request to hold a special election on that date to replace Councilman Parker Agelasto, who is resigning.

VaNews May 23, 2019


Richmond registrar: No hearing on Agelasto voter registration status

By MARK ROBINSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Voters unhappy with their city councilman’s move out of the district he was elected to represent will not find recourse with Richmond’s general registrar. Spurning a request by three 5th District residents seeking the removal of City Councilman Parker Agelasto, Registrar J. Kirk Showalter sent a letter to the petitioners late last week declining to hold a hearing to review his voter registration status.

VaNews December 11, 2018


Richmond councilman has has lived outside of his district for months

By MARK ROBINSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

A Richmond City Council member who said Monday that he will not run for re-election in 2020 has resided outside of the district he represents for months. Councilman Parker Agelasto of the 5th District announced that he would not run for a third term on the nine-member council, citing family reasons in a written statement he distributed to constituents via email and social media.

VaNews November 21, 2018