The Supreme Court of Virginia may question a state lawyer-legislator next month about his extended use of the state’s legislative continuance privilege. Del. Jeffrey Campbell, R-Marion, has used the legislative continuance statute to delay a Supreme Court appeal for more than a year based on an ongoing 2018 special session of the General Assembly.
A Marion man has chosen to throw his hat into the ring for a House of Delegates seat.
James “Jim” Barker will run on the Democratic ticket for the Virginia General Assembly 6th House District seat. Barker is challenging incumbent Jeff Campbell, a Republican and also a resident of Smyth County.
Barker got the Democrats’ nod through an open caucus on May 25.
The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has been given the opportunity to join other Southwest Virginia counties in filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors....At its regular meeting on May 10, Del. Jeff Campbell of Marion, who represents Carroll, Galax and other counties in the Virginia House of Delegates; and Virginia Sen. Ben Chafin of Hansonville; were joined by two lawyers during a presentation to the board.
Last Tuesday evening, supervisors in Smyth and Wythe agreed that filing a lawsuit was a remedy for the opioid crisis facing their communities and costing taxpayers indirectly and directly. Thursday morning, their attorneys were standing outside the federal courthouse in Abingdon, touting their plan for the litigation during a press conference.
Mostly rural Republican legislators from outside Hampton Roads quickly dispatched a bill early Wednesday morning that would’ve created a regional authority in Hampton Roads to deal with sea level rise, land subsidence and coastal flooding.
While the package of bills proposed by Lynchburg-area legislators in both chambers to keep Central Virginia Training Center open has an uncertain future, all eyes are on upcoming budget deliberations where the fight to keep the facility’s doors open will continue.
Local lawmakers will face a distinctly different landscape later this week when the General Assembly convenes in Richmond.
The makeup of the House of Delegates has shifted from a clear 17-year GOP majority to a mere one-vote edge for Republicans. ... “I guess I’m the only one in the delegation that has served in situations like this,” said Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City. “In 1998, it was 50-50, and we were able to work through a lot of things.
Three incumbent House of Delegates members from far Southwest Virginia held off challengers and will return to Richmond next session following Tuesday’s general election.
Three seats in the House of Delegates are up for grabs on Tuesday in far Southwest Virginia.
In the 1st District, incumbent Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, faces Democrat Alicia Kallen of Pound. Both candidates have extensively toured Lee County, Norton, Scott County and Wise County and purchased advertising in recent weeks.
A Smyth County man vying for the Sixth District House of Delegates seat has come under fire since his status on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry came to light.
Kenneth D. Browning, who’s running as an independent, was one of more than 156,000 felons whose voting rights were restored at the beginning of the year under Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2016 clemency order.