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VaNews for 2015 House of Delegates - District 87 - Regular General

Democrats Snag Two House Seats In Loudoun

By DANIELLE NADLER, Leesburg Today

The Democrats gained a bit of ground in Loudoun County on Tuesday when they captured two of Virginia’s sought-after House of Delegates seats. The 87th District, which straddles the Loudoun-Prince William counties border, turned blue, as did the 86th District, which includes western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County.

VaNews November 4, 2015

Ramadan: It is time for U.Va. president to go

By DAVID I. RAMADAN, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

I’m sick and tired of people in charge not taking responsibility for the actions — or lack thereof — of their administrations! On Sept. 21, the American Association of Universities released the results of a campus climate survey. It confirms what many other studies have said: that one in five female undergraduates at our top universities has been a victim of rape, assault or sexual misconduct.

VaNews October 5, 2015

With SCC Greenway Probe Done, Delegate Candidate Explores Buying Road

By JONATHAN HUNLEY , Leesburg Today

Following recent news that the State Corporation Commission concluded that Dulles Greenway tolls are “reasonable,” critics of the highway’s owners said they were looking at what other steps could be taken for cash-conscious commuters, including buying the road. The State Corporation Commission announced Sept. 4 that it was closing an investigation of Greenway toll rates requested by Del. David I. Ramadan (R-87).

VaNews September 17, 2015

GOP group to pump $100K into Va. races in bid to draw women, minorities

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A national Republican group on Friday pledged to pump a total of $100,000 into races for Virginia’s House of Delegates as part of the GOP’s national bid to boost its appeal to women and minorities.

VaNews August 31, 2015

Bell gains challenger in 87th

By DAN ROEM, Prince William Times

It's now a two-man contest again. On May 22, local Republicans announced that South Riding resident Chuong Nguyen (R) will be the party's nominee heading into the general election in one of the most competitive House of Delegates seats in Virginia, the 87th District.

VaNews June 4, 2015

Bell likely to face competitive race… if Republicans field a challenger

By DAN ROEM, Prince William Times

With less than two weeks remaining before the public primaries scheduled for June 9, one of the most competitive House of Delegates districts in the commonwealth only has one candidate. And that's after the leading candidate from each party dropped out of the race.

VaNews May 28, 2015

Republicans Pick Nominee For Ramadan's 87th District House Seat

By JONATHAN HUNLEY , Leesburg Today

The race for the 87th District Virginia House of Delegates seat again has two candidates. South Riding lawyer Chuong Nguyen has been selected as the GOP nominee for the post, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck announced Friday.

VaNews May 25, 2015

Bell To Run Again In 87th House Race

By JONATHAN HUNLEY , Leesburg Today

John Bell, who lost to Del. David I. Ramadan two years ago by fewer than 200 votes, will again be the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 87th House District. The 52-year-old management consultant and retired U.S. Air Force major claimed the nomination Monday night after no other candidate responded to a call for hopefuls to run in a firehouse primary.

VaNews May 20, 2015

John Bell to replace Jack Tiwari for Democrats in 87th District

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

Virginia's 87th House of Delegates District continues its years-long streak of being one of the most intriguing House contests in the state. This afternoon, previously announced Democrat Jack Tiwari said he is ending his campaign for the 87th District seat, and John Bell, the Democrat who sought a House seat in 2009 and 2013, will take Tiwari's place.

VaNews May 5, 2015

Ramadan drops out, Murphy wins in Dumfries

Prince William Times

During the last week, the political season in Prince William County made its loudest noise of 2015. The biggest news is state Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) opted against running for re-election.

VaNews April 23, 2015