When the 2020 General Assembly legislative session begins Wednesday in Richmond, it will be the first time since 1994 that Democrats have had the majority in the House of Delegates and the Senate — a result of the Nov. 5 elections.
Tenth District Del. Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke County — the area’s only Democratic state legislator — said in a recent interview that she hopes the Democratic majority will enable the General Assembly to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
Annette Lang is a 30-year resident of Arlington, Virginia, a solidly blue suburb of Washington, D.C.
But on this recent October Sunday, she’s knocking on doors an hour away, in the suburbs of Loudoun County for Democrat Wendy Gooditis, who’s in a tight rematch election against the same Republican she ousted from this seat two years ago.
In the 10th District House of Delegates race, incumbent Wendy Gooditis (D) is seeking her second term against former state Del. Randy Minchew (R). Gooditis defeated Minchew by nearly 4 percent of the vote in 2017.
With less than two weeks until the Nov. 5 election, the Winchester Frederick County Democratic Committee is ramping up efforts to get voters to the polls.
Del. Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke County, told more than 30 committee members Thursday night at the Frederick County Public Safety Building that the Democrats can flip the Republican-controlled House of Delegates and state Senate this year.
Four local candidates for the House of Delegates talked about how they would help the development community during a breakfast hosted by the Top of Virginia Building Association on Tuesday at The George Washington Hotel.
All 100 seats in the General Assembly are up for election on Nov. 5.
Attending the breakfast were 29th District Del. Chris Collins, R-Frederick County, and Democratic challenger Irina Khanin of Winchester; 33rd District Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, and 10th District Republican candidate Randy Minchew of Leesburg.
An intensifying front in the battle for control of Virginia’s General Assembly lies in several exurban House districts held by first-term Democrats whom Republicans consider vulnerable.
With the Nov. 5 elections approaching, state GOP leaders are working to defeat four Northern Virginia delegates: Wendy Gooditis (Clarke), Hala S. Ayala (Prince William), Lee J. Carter (Manassas) and Elizabeth R. Guzman (Prince William).
In response to recent Catholic Church clergy sex abuse scandals, lawmakers in the District and Virginia say they will soon propose legislation that adds clergy to the list of people mandated by law to report child abuse or neglect.
Both efforts hit at the hot-button intersection of child protection and religious liberty,
Frederick County needs more funding and more taxing authority if it’s going to meet the demands of a growing county, the Board of Supervisors told the area’s state delegates on Thursday.
The supervisors made their pitch to Dels. Chris Collins, R-Frederick County, Wendy Gooditis, D-Clarke County, and Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, at Winchester Regional Airport in advance of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session.
Loudoun County Republicans were dealt a major blow Tuesday night, with their party's nominee for governor falling short and three GOP incumbents losing their local House of Delegates seats.
The test of whether the nation’s Democrats can turn enthusiasm into tangible victories rested on a pingpong table in the basement of a home in Leesburg, Va., where breakfast sweets vied for space with scores of election packets that dozens of volunteers gathered to deliver to homes of potential voters.