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Even after GOP, Democrat endorsements, Chesapeake candidates tout independence

By MIKE CONNORS AND VICTORIA BOURNE, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

Several people on the May 1 ballot are campaigning on a promise of independence. But that didn’t stop some from accepting political party endorsements, which typically carry plenty of clout in Chesapeake. That list includes mayoral candidate Jo Anne Gallant, who recently received the Chesapeake Democratic Committee’s support. At candidate forums and online, Gallant has touted being an independent.

VaNews April 24, 2018

Sixteen candidates vying for City Council, mayor in Chesapeake

By VICTORIA BOURNE , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

A large field of candidates is shaping up for May’s local election in Chesapeake, with incumbents facing challengers who include a farmer, a former fire chief and a “Mom for Mayor.” Tuesday night was the filing deadline, and 16 people have qualified to run for seven seats on the nine-member City Council, according to the voter registrar. That includes two special election races for mayor and one council seat.

VaNews March 8, 2018