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LOCAL GOP HOUSE CANDIDATES PULL IN MORE MONEY, DEMS RELY MORE ON SMALL DONORS

By JARED KLINE, WHSV

Local Republican candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates have pulled in more money so far, while Democrats have relied more heavily on small-dollar donations ahead of the 2019 election, a recent analysis of publicly available campaign finance data found....26th District Del. Tony Wilt has pulled in the most money so far, raising $115,248. Businessman Chris Runion, who is running to replace retiring delegate Steve Landes, scored in second place with $104,722.

VaNews July 25, 2019



INDEPENDENT MAKES BALLOT FOR 25TH HOUSE RACE

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

In addition to previously announced Democratic and Republican nominees for area statehouse races, independent candidate Janice Allen, of Rockingham County, has qualified for the Nov. 5 ballot for the 25th House District. Allen will be in a three-way race to replace Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, who chose to run for Augusta County clerk of court and forgo re-election to a 13th House term. Jennifer Kitchen, a Craigsville Democrat, and Rockingham County Republican Chris Runion also are running for the seat.

VaNews July 9, 2019



THIRD CANDIDATE MAKES BID FOR 25TH DISTRICT HOUSE

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

A Harrisonburg-area woman is seeking to become the third candidate for the 25th District House of Delegates seat. Janice Lee Allen, who previously mounted two unsuccessful congressional challenges, filed paperwork May 13 with state elections officials to enter the race, according to the Rockingham County Voter Registrar’s Office.

VaNews May 27, 2019



INDEPENDENT JOINS RACE FOR 25TH

Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Janice Lee Allen is kicking off her campaign to run as an independent for the 25th District of the House of Delegates, hoping to challenge Republican Chris Runion and Democrat Jenni Kitchen.

VaNews May 22, 2019



DEMOCRAT KITCHEN WANTS TO CONNECT WITH RURAL VOTERS IN 25TH HOUSE DISTRICT

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

Jennifer Kitchen doesn’t see herself easily fitting into a box when it comes to politics. Not that the candidate doesn’t fully support most Democratic Party positions, but she wants to engage voters in the 25th House of Delegates district in a conversation on issues she believes matter most to district residents.

VaNews May 17, 2019



BELL, LANDES SAY 'FAREWELL': LAWMAKERS DISCUSS VALLEY ISSUES DURING ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

While the early morning event was billed as a legislative wrap-up of the 2019 legislative session, it served as a stage for Richard “Dickie” Bell to deliver an eloquent farewell message to the Augusta County business community.

VaNews May 2, 2019



RUNION WINS GOP PRIMARY IN 25TH HOUSE DISTRICT

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

Rockingham County businessman Chris Runion on Saturday became the Republican nominee in the 25th House of Delegates race. He will face Democrat Jenni Kitchen on Nov. 5 in the race to replace Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, who is running for Augusta County clerk of court.

VaNews April 29, 2019



25TH DISTRICT VOTERS TO CHOOSE GOP NOMINEE IN FIREHOUSE PRIMARY SATURDAY

By JERRY BLAIR, News Virginian

On Saturday, voters in the 25th House District will choose the Republican party’s nominee for this November’s general election to succeed Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave. ... Albemarle County farmer Richard Fox, Augusta County Supervisor Marshall Pattie and Rockingham County businessman Chris Runion are running in a firehouse primary. Whoever wins will face Democrat Jenni Kitchen on Nov. 5.

VaNews April 25, 2019



GOP CANDIDATES FOR 25TH DISTRICT TALK BACKGROUNDS, POLITICAL GOALS

By JESSICA WETZLER, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Republicans Richard Fox, of Albemarle, Marshall Pattie, of Augusta, and Chris Runion, of Bridgewater, are seeking the Republican nomination for the 25th District House of Delegates seat. A firehouse primary will be held Saturday to decide the Republican nominee.

VaNews April 25, 2019



GOVERNOR, WESTERN VIRGINIA LAWMAKERS BACK TOLLS TO FIX I-81

By JEFF STURGEON, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Gov. Ralph Northam came out Tuesday in favor of charging tolls on Interstate 81 to fund $2.2 billion in proposed safety and reliability improvements on the Western Virginia interstate built in the 1960s. Northam and key regional lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to begin to tackle I-81’s longstanding issues in Virginia,

VaNews January 9, 2019