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Delegate hopefuls make final pitch in Louisa

Central Virginian

Though Melissa Dart and John McGuire are both quite clear about their politics, they have different ways of expressing them on the campaign trail. Dart and McGuire are running on the Democratic and Republican ballots, respectively, as they seek the voters’ nod for the 56th district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

VaNews November 3, 2017


Democrat Melissa Dart, Republican John McGuire in running to succeed Del. Peter Farrell, R-Henrico

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Thursday was a magnificent evening in Goochland County. Stars were visible in the clear sky and children played football on a school field under the lights, a snap of cold in the air.

VaNews November 1, 2017


6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek Farrell’s seat in the 56th District

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in Tuesday’s primaries for a chance to succeed Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews June 10, 2017


6 Republicans, 2 Democrats seek retiring Del. Farrell's seat

By BILL LUKITSCH, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying in June 13 primaries for a chance to succeed retiring Del. Peter F. Farrell, R-Henrico. Farrell, 33, who has held the seat since 2012, surprised many Virginia politicians when he announced in March that he would not seek re-election.

VaNews May 29, 2017


Eight House of Delegates Members Won't Seek Re-Election; Seven Republicans and One Democrat

By MICHAEL POPE, WVTF-FM

Eight House members won’t be running again, seven Republicans and one Democrat. Of those seven open Republican seats, Hillary Clinton won four of those districts — an indication that they might be pickup opportunities for Democrats. Quentin Kidd at Christopher Newport University says those four open Republican seats are part of a larger set of races Democrats are intensely focused on.

VaNews April 7, 2017


Dentist joins race for GOP nomination in 56th House seat

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

A crowded race has gotten even more crowded. Surya Dhakar, a dentist, is running as a Republican for the House of Delegates’ 56th District seat, which is held by Republican Del. Peter Farrell, who is not seeking re-election. Dhakar enters a crowded primary race against fellow Republicans John McGuire, Graven Craig, George Goodwin and Matt C. Pinsker.

VaNews April 4, 2017


Field gets crowded for 56th House seat

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

John McGuire, a former Navy SEAL-turned-fitness trainer, is the latest candidate to announce a run for the House of Delegates’ 56th District seat. McGuire is seeking the Republican nomination for the district, which includes Louisa County, as well as portions of Goochland, Henrico and Spotsylvania counties. The district is currently represented by Peter Farrell, a Republican who recently announced that he will not seek re-election this year. ... McGuire is entering a crowded primary race against fellow Republicans Graven Craig, George Goodwin and Matt C. Pinsker.

VaNews April 3, 2017


Del. Farrell Won’t Seek Re-Election for HOD-56, Candidates Lining Up

By LYNN R. MITCHELL, Bearing Drift

In an announcement that made the decision public, Republican Delegate Peter Farrell (HOD-56) announced last week he would not seek re-election to the House of Delegates district he has represented since 2011....Republicans, eyeing the very red district, are beginning to line up to seek the GOP nomination.

VaNews March 14, 2017