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DEL. YANCEY HOPES TO FOLLOW IN ODER'S FOOTSTEPS

By TODD ALLEN WILSON, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Del.-elect David Yancey would like constituents to just call him David rather than Delegate Yancey when they meet him. The Newport News native and incoming GOP lawmaker in the 94th House District wants the people he serves to know he's a "regular person" like everybody else.

VaNews January 3, 2012



DID REDISTRICTING CONFUSE VOTERS -- OR CANDIDATES?

By AUSTIN BOGUES, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Last weekend, in the waning hours of the campaign, Gary West spent time knocking on doors along Wreck Shoal Drive in Newport News. Some homes on the street near City Center were lined with campaign signs, but one seemed out of place. In the front lawn of the home, a sign read "BaCote for Delegate." West said he wrote the residents a note thanking them for supporting the party, mentioning that he would be the Democratic candidate for the district's seat.

VaNews November 14, 2011



MOST LOCAL GOP CANDIDATES TAKE PASS ON NO-TAX PLEDGE

By TODD ALLEN WILSON, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

While they oppose raising taxes, especially during an economic downturn, five out of six local Republican candidates for the General Assembly are saying no thanks to GOP political operative Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform's no-tax pledge. Senate candidates Mickey Chohany and Thomas Harmon and House of Delegates candidates Mike Watson, David Yancey and Keith Hodges have all taken a pass on the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge."

VaNews November 1, 2011



GARY WEST ISSUES JOBS PLAN

By TODD ALLEN WILSON, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Gary West, Democratic candidate for the state's 94th House of Delegates District, issued a jobs plan Monday saying the plan should "jump start the economy and put Virginians back to work." West's jobs plan asks lawmakers to direct the state and local governments to contract with Virginia companies for goods and services; provide tax credits for small businesses; provide grants and tax incentives for job creation in the bio-tech and renewable energy industries; invest in workforce development and to recruit manufacturing firms to locate in the commonwealth.

VaNews October 11, 2011



FIVE VOTERS PICK TWO NOMINEES FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES

By OLYMPIA MEOLA , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Peter Farrell has essentially been elected to the House of Delegates with four votes. A four-member Republican committee in August chose Farrell from a slate of six candidates who sought the party's nomination to the 56th House District vacated by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico. Democrats did not nominate anyone for the seat, and no independent has filed. Barring a coordinated write-in campaign, Farrell is all but assured of victory. The circumstances are unusual but not unheard of. A similar situation played out this year in Newport News after Del. G. Glenn Oder stepped down to become executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority.

VaNews September 21, 2011



AREA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES SPEAK AT LOCAL CHAMBER FORUM

By TODD ALLEN WILSON, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Six local General Assembly candidates appeared at a candidate's forum Monday to answer questions from members of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Candidates taking part included Republican M. Keith Hodges and Democrat Andrew Shoukas in the 98th House District; Democratic Sen. John Miller and Republican Mickey Chohany in the 1st Senate District; Republican Mike Watson in the 93rd House District and Republican David Yancey in the 94th House District. Del. Robbin Abbot, Democrat incumbent in the 93rd House District and Gary West, Democratic candidate for the 94th House District, did not attend.

VaNews September 13, 2011



GLENN ODER SAYS HE HAS A 'MARKETABLE PRODUCT' IN FORT MONROE

By DAVID MACAULAY, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Glenn Oder's first job as a 17-year-old working for a contractor was to clean up the beaches of Fort Monroe. Now 37 years later he'll be overseeing the opening of the same beaches to the public as the new executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority. When the Army finally stands down next week at Fort Monroe after four centuries of military presence at Old Port Comfort, the 54-year-old former Republican state delegate is charged with filling the vacuum.

VaNews September 9, 2011



SOME LOCAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY RACES LOOK COMPETITIVE

By TODD ALLEN WILSON, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

It's Labor Day in Virginia, the unofficial end of summer and the all-but-official beginning of political campaign season. So if you're having a picnic with more than two people attending, don't be surprised if a candidate drops by to shake hands, kiss babies and plant lawn signs. With just nine weeks till the Nov. 8 general election, candidates for Virginia's General Assembly will be kicking their campaigns into high gear.

VaNews September 5, 2011



GARY WEST JOINS 94TH DISTRICT HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACE

By AUSTIN BOGUES, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Newport News attorney Gary West jumped into the 94th District race on Monday. West is seeking the soon to be open seat being vacated by Del. G. Glenn Oder, R-Newport News. Oder easily defeated West in 2009, getting 67 percent of the vote. But political watchers in both parties said it could be a much closer race this time with Oder out. David Yancey, 39, a Newport News businessman and political newcomer, is the Republican nominee for the seat. Democrats were not planning to contest the seat until Oder announced his resignation to run the Fort Monroe Authority. Quentin Kidd, a political scientist at Christopher Newport University, said that without an incumbent in the race the contest will be close.

VaNews August 16, 2011



OLD SCHOOL ODER

Daily Press Editorial (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Glen Oder's resignation from the Newport News-based 94th District House of Delegates seat he held for a decade will likely leave a void of statesmanship in the Peninsula's Richmond delegation. Steady and easygoing, Oder was an old school Virginia public official: non-offensive at his core and always willing to listen. Eschewing party labels, he worked across partisan aisles to get things done. "My passion for public service was always based on my desire to help people," Oder said

VaNews August 12, 2011