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Republicans win Lynchburg-area House races

By RICHARD CHUMNEY, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Despite losing their majority in the House of Delegates, Republicans cruised to victory in three Lynchburg-area House districts Tuesday, returning two longtime delegates and sending a first-time candidate to Richmond. Del. Kathy Byron, Del. C. Matt Fariss and longtime Republican activist Wendell Walker all won their races

VaNews November 6, 2019

Public school teacher battling 59th District House of Delegates incumbent

By ERIN CONWAY, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

The November 2019 election is next week and the race for the House of Delegates seat in the 59th District of Virginia offers up two very different candidates. Incumbent Republican Matt Fariss, from Campbell County, is up for re-election while his challenger, Democrat Tim Hickey, a teacher in Albemarle, is running for public office for the first time.

VaNews October 29, 2019

Democrats Collaborate on Rural Ground Game


On a rainy Sunday in Southern Albemarle County, a dozen people have gathered at a local cidery to meet candidate Tim Hickey – a Democrat running for State Delegate in the 59th district. “The 59th district runs from southern Albemarle County down through the eastern part of Nelson County and includes all of Buckingham, all of Appomatox and most of Campbell County,” the candidate says.

VaNews October 22, 2019

Va. Delegate may have violated state code by fundraising via raffle

By TYLER HAMMEL, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

A campaign committee for state delegate may have violated state code by fundraising via a raffle. According to a Facebook event page, a fundraising event on Oct. 6 raised money for Del. Matt Fariss, R-Rustburg, through a raffle. A flyer posted to the event page advertised a dog-hunting event, titled Hyland Farm Field Trial, in Rustburg.

VaNews October 21, 2019

Rural Dems band together in deep-red districts

By LISA PROVENCE, Cville Weekly

Ten Dems running in solidly red General Assembly districts—like the ones that dissect Albemarle County—are doing what rural folk have always done: banding together to help each other out. They’ve formed a coalition called Rural Groundgame, hired a few staffers, and are sharing resources on how to reach the voters who face the same rural issues.

VaNews October 2, 2019

Candidate said concerns of the 59th District are bipartisan

By SHANNON KEITH, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Tim Hickey said problems facing people in Virginia’s 59th District transcend the party lines that currently divide legislators in Washington, D.C. “I think a lot of that is manufactured,” Hickey said of the current state of national politics. “Locally, I think people tend to be more bipartisan because we are dealing with issues that affect all of us." ... Hickey — an educator in Greene County — has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to challenge four-term incumbent Del. Matt Fariss, R-Campbell, for his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates next year.

VaNews December 11, 2018

Delegate eyes Campbell County tract near regional landfill for development

By RACHEL SMITH, News & Advance (Metered Paywall - 18 articles a month)

Del. Matt Fariss, a Republican representing the 59th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, plans to develop about 35 acres into a single-family subdivision near the regional landfill on Livestock Road in Campbell County. Fariss, a Campbell County resident, received unanimous approval Nov. 8 from the Campbell County Board of Supervisors after requesting to rezone the land along Calohan Road from agricultural to residential.

VaNews November 27, 2018