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Legislators talk initiatives for 2020 session at UVa

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Three Central Virginia legislators met with constituents on Thursday to outline some of the initiatives they plan to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session. Del.-elect Sally Hudson, D-Charlottesville, and Sens. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, and Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, spoke at a legislative session at the University of Virginia.

VaNews December 20, 2019


Harding apologizes for taking Deeds campaign literature

By STAFF REPORT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Elliott Harding, an independent candidate for the 25th District seat in the Virginia Senate, apologized Tuesday for removing his opponent’s campaign flyer from a door during weekend canvassing. Harding is challenging Virginia Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, in next week’s election.

VaNews October 30, 2019


Harding and Deeds clash on Dominion, record at forum

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Independent Elliott Harding went on the offensive as State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, defended his record and past campaign donations at a forum on Wednesday. Harding is challenging Deeds in Virginia’s 25th Senate District and the two met for the second time this election cycle in a forum hosted by the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

VaNews October 10, 2019


With pipeline money in question, Albemarle seeks $15M from state for Biscuit Run Park

By ALLISON WRABEL, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Albemarle County is asking the state for $15 million over three years to help fund Biscuit Run Park. County staff and the Board of Supervisors on Thursday presented the county’s legislative priorities for the 2020 General Assembly session to state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath; Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle; and Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville.

VaNews September 6, 2019


Harding issues senate debate challenge to Deeds

By MIKE BOLLINGER, Highland Recorder (Subscription required)

Independent Elliott Harding, who is challenging incumbent Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) for the 25th district seat in the Virginia Senate, has proposed a series of six debates between the two beginning the week of Sept. 23.

VaNews August 23, 2019


Harding kicks off Deeds challenge in 25th Senate District

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

In the sweltering Friday heat, Elliott Harding stood on the steps of the Albemarle County Circuit Courthouse and pleaded to both sides of the political aisle in his bid to unseat state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath..

VaNews July 22, 2019


Attorney to challenge Deeds in 25th District

Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Attorney Elliott Harding has been certified by the Virginia Board of Elections to appear on the November ballot in Virginia's 25th Senate District as an independent against Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath. Harding submitted his signatures at the June 11 deadline, but some were contested by the Charlottesville Registrar’s Office. He appealed to the state board, which approved all signatures on Thursday.

VaNews July 12, 2019


Deeds Commission Continues Work, At Least Through 2021

By MEGAN PAULY, WCVE-FM

In 2014 – after the tragic loss of his son to suicide – Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds convinced other legislators to create a commission to help improve the state’s delivery of mental health services. The commission was set to wrap up its work this year. But during this year’s General Assembly session, lawmakers approved continuing it for at least another two years.

VaNews February 28, 2019


Area ACA insurees seek legislative help

By RUTH SERVEN SMITH, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Central Virginia legislators, spurred by a local grassroots group, are weighing consumer protection legislation to rein in health care costs. In interviews and at a recent town hall, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, and Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, said they are exploring bills that would add teeth to the state Bureau of Insurance, which approves insurance rates.

VaNews December 10, 2018


Five years after his son's death, Creigh Deeds has work to do

By K. BURNELL EVANS, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Access to this article limited to subscribers)

In the weeks before Sen. Creigh Deeds returned to the state legislature armed with the moral authority only a tragedy can bring, he paced for hours in the cold, alone, reciting the serenity prayer. Weeks earlier, his son had attacked Deeds and killed himself with a rifle in the Millboro house that no longer felt like home. His staff was shielding him from work at the office. So he walked and willed away the memories leading up to Austin C. “Gus” Deeds’ final minutes.

VaNews November 19, 2018