Council members Andria McClellan and Tommy Smigiel called Monday for Treasurer Anthony Burfoot to step down following his conviction last week on six of eight public corruption and perjury charges. And if he continues to refuse, they said, they want the council to talk Tuesday during its regular meeting about how to force Burfoot out of office. It is unclear, however, what authority members have because Burfoot is an independently elected constitutional officer who does not report to the council.
It’s a spot on a city council, but it’s so much more.
Voters who swept a fresh face to victory in Superward 6 ushered in a new day in the old seaport city.
Out with Barclay Winn – 68, a four-term incumbent, businessman, pillar of the inner circle.
It was the biggest upset of Tuesday’s election: A powerful incumbent’s 16-year run toppled by an up-and-comer.
“I’m honored and humbled,” said Andria McClellan after she won Barclay Winn’s Superward 6 spot on the City Council.
The battle for City Councilman Barclay Winn's seat is getting crowded.
Winn has confirmed he's going to seek re-election in May.
That means there are three candidates - all of whom enjoy a degree of name recognition and have held key seats in local government - vying for the Super Ward 6 seat.
In a hastily organized Thursday primary, Republican voters chose a Norfolk commercial shipping executive to face Del. Lynwood Lewis for a General Assembly seat that could help determine control of the Senate.
Three candidates are vying to be the Democratic nominee in a special election that will determine the replacement for Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam in the state Senate.
The three candidates — Del. Lynwood Lewis; Northam campaign aide and community volunteer Andria McClellan; and former Norfolk Del. Paula Miller — have all compared themselves to Northam.
Lynwood Lewis has won his second election in as many weeks.
The Eastern Shore Democrat celebrated winning a sixth term to the House of Delegates on Election Day. Saturday, he won the Democratic nomination for Ralph Northam's state Senate seat.