Compared with the high drama playing out to the east in Newport News, it was neither close nor consequential.
A recount requested by Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, confirmed his loss in the November election to Democrat Dawn Adams. He had represented the 68th House District since 2009.
His successor has assumed the duties of delegate-elect of the 68th House District, attending meetings and agreeing to co-sponsor a bill during the upcoming General Assembly session that would open the Virginia Supreme Court’s criminal court database to public scrutiny.
Before Dawn Adams is sworn in as the newest member of Chesterfield’s legislative delegation, however, Manoli Loupassi says he wants to make sure the votes that apparently ended his tenure in the House of Delegates were tallied properly.
Del. G. Manoli Loupassi sent his supporters an email on Sunday falsely claiming the Richmond Free Press, the region’s influential black newspaper, had endorsed him. He then sent a second version of the email that withdrew that phrasing and apologized for the first email.
Dawn M. Adams was shadowing a veteran health care lobbyist during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session for her doctoral degree in nursing at Old Dominion University.
Adams was required to spend only a day or two at the Capitol, but that was the year of a prolonged political showdown over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s bid to expand health insurance coverage through Medicaid. So, she came back day after day.
On November 7, Richmonders will have the unprecedented opportunity to directly cast a ballot for a bipartisan education initiative focused on the modernization of our city schools.
It is widely understood that we are in a crisis as it relates to the condition of our school infrastructure.
A hundred state lawmakers are up for election this November. They’re the ones who decide how much to pay teachers, whether to expand Medicaid, or if marijuana should be legal. Last time they were elected, only 29-percent of registered voters turned out.
When the topic of Confederate statues came up in the campaign for a semi-competitive House of Delegates district in suburban Richmond, it was hard to tell the Democrat from the Republican.
Dawn M. Adams, a health care professional running as a Democrat in a district that covers part of Richmond’s storied Monument Avenue, answered a question at a candidate forum last week by saying many people find the monuments “hurtful,” but many see them as history and “pieces of museum-esque art.”
Both candidates running for a Richmond-area seat in the House of Delegates agreed Wednesday that the struggling city school system represents an unacceptable governmental failure, but differed on the best way to effect change at the state level.
Three Richmond leaders are calling on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to champion the school modernization proposal that will be on the Nov. 7 ballot in the city.
Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, local lawyer Paul Goldman and Richmond Crusade for Voters President Bernice Travers sent a letter to the governor Friday urging him to not only vote yes on the proposal, but to endorse it.
Call it the President Donald Trump effect, writ local.
Del. G. Manoli Loupassi, R-Richmond, has handily won re-election in the 68th District for years, but that hasn’t discouraged three Democrats from vying for a chance to challenge the incumbent this fall in a district made up of parts of Richmond and Chesterfield and Henrico counties.