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VaNews for 2019 Hanover County Supervisor (Cold Harbor) - Regular General and 2019 Hanover County Supervisor (Cold Harbor) - Regular Primary


With Chris Peace out as delegate, 2 seek his seat

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

One of the hardest-fought campaigns the race for the next General Assembly has already been fought as incumbent Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, lost his bid for his party’s nomination. Instead, Hanover County supervisor Scott Wyatt, who entered the race in part because he disagreed with Peace’s support for Medicaid expansion last year, will face Democrat Kevin Washington, a New Kent IT specialist who is making his first run for elected office.

VaNews October 29, 2019


GOP nominee Scott Wyatt and Speaker Kirk Cox urge Republicans to unite and focus on November

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Scott Wyatt, the GOP nominee in the 97th House District, on Tuesday urged Republicans to look forward and unite now that Del. Chris Peace has dropped his bid to retain the seat. “I wish him well and I want to thank him for his service,” to the district, Wyatt said of Peace in a brief telephone interview.

VaNews July 3, 2019


Peace drops effort to keep seat in 97th, says Wyatt will help protect GOP majority

By ANDREW CAIN, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover, announced Monday night that he is abandoning his bid to hold the 97th District seat in the House of Delegates after losing a contentious nomination battle to Hanover County Supervisor Scott Wyatt.

VaNews July 2, 2019


State election officials certify Scott Wyatt as GOP nominee in Virginia's 97th House race

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

State election officials on Friday sanctioned Hanover Supervisor Scott Wyatt as the Republican nominee for the 97th House district anchored in Hanover. The decision by the board on Friday dealt a critical blow to efforts by Republican Del. Chris Peace to hold onto his seat through a heated nomination fight months in the making.

VaNews July 1, 2019


RPV: Wyatt is the 97th nominee

By JIM RIDOLPHI, Mechanicsville Local

In what appears to be the final -- and perhaps definitive -- statement by the Republican Party of Virginia regarding a contentious 97th District House of Delegate nomination process, the GOP’s State Central Committee ruled on Saturday, June 22, to validate a May 4 Convention that selected Scott Wyatt as the party’s nominee. Party officials said they would submit Wyatt’s name to the state’s Board of Elections on Monday, June 24, eliminating any confusion as to who will represent the Republican candidate this November.

VaNews June 25, 2019


Highest body of Va. GOP affirms Wyatt as nominee in 97th; Peace 'keeping all options on the table'

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

The highest body of the Republican Party of Virginia voted overwhelmingly Saturday to affirm Scott Wyatt as the party's nominee in the 97th House of Delegates district anchored in Hanover County. Wyatt's anointment by the GOP's State Central Committee represents the last word from party leaders on the chaotic contest ...

VaNews June 24, 2019


Members of 97th Legislative District Committee rejects Wyatt's appeal

By JACK JACOBS, Tidewater Review

A member of the 97th Legislative District Committee and a disputed member of that committee rejected an appeal of the committee’s decision to hold a party canvass in which Del. Chris Peace declared victory. John Hubbard, King William’s representative on the committee, and Michael Reynold met at Upper King William County Public Library Wednesday evening to render what they said was the committee’s true ruling on an appeal filed by Hanover Supervisor Scott Wyatt

VaNews June 7, 2019


Standoff continues in 97th

By JIM RIDOLPHI, Mechanicsville Local

So far, no one is blinking in a continuing battle for the 97th District House of Delegates nomination following a 1st District Committee ruling earlier last week that upheld an appeal by challenger Scott Wyatt.

VaNews May 30, 2019


State GOP, 1st Congressional District Committee at odds over latter's ruling on Wyatt appeal

By JACK JACOBS, Tidewater Review

A Republican state party official disputed the validity of the 1st Congressional District Committee’s ruling on Hanover Supervisor Scott Wyatt’s appeal of the 97th District Legislative Committee’s decision to hold a party canvass. At issue is the matter of process.

VaNews May 24, 2019


Wyatt claims victory in 97th as GOP panel backs appeal; Peace calls vote improper

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Hanover County Supervisor Scott Wyatt claimed victory Monday night in the chaotic Republican nomination fight in the 97th House District against Del. Chris Peace, R-Hanover. The GOP’s 1st Congressional District Committee, meeting at the Stafford County Government Center, voted 17-5 in favor of an appeal filed by the Wyatt campaign opposing a decision by the 97th Legislative District Committee to pick the nominee in a June 1 party canvass.

VaNews May 21, 2019