The new year has brought new sheriffs to five counties in far Southwest Virginia after two longtime leaders retired and three others lost reelection bids in 2019.
“It has been extremely busy today,” new Wise County Sheriff Grant Kilgore said Thursday, one day after taking over duties from retired Sheriff Ronnie Oakes.
Kilgore, Dickenson County Sheriff Jeremy Fleming, Buchanan County Sheriff John McClanahan, Scott County Sheriff Jeff Edds and Washington County Sheriff Blake Andis all began their new jobs on Wednesday.
One of the most senior Republicans in the House of Delegates will appear on the ballot as the official party nominee even though his nominating paperwork didn’t make it to the Department of Elections by the required deadline. Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, was the winner of a local party convention, which should have allowed him to be listed on the ballot as the official Republican nominee.
Former Del. Joe Morrissey, who upset Sen. Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, in the June 11 Democratic primary, was fined $600 by state election officials Monday.
The Virginia State Board of Elections found that ads disseminated on Facebook and Vimeo by Morrissey weren’t properly labeled with the disclosures the state requires.
One of the state’s most senior Republican delegates isn’t officially a party nominee for his re-election bid — yet.
At Tuesday night’s Board of Elections meeting, attorneys for Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, asked that he be declared the Republican nominee for the 1st House of Delegates District despite the fact that his nomination paperwork from a local party convention never made it to the state Department of Elections.
Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott, on Tuesday presented an amended version of HB 2184 bill to a Senate panel to address concerns that it could keep Remote Area Medical from operating charity clinics in Virginia.
Kilgore changed the language to reflect his intent that out-of-state dentists would have the same ease as doctors have in volunteering at the clinics. which offer up to three days of free health, dental and vision care.
Gambling bills, the state budget, the opioid crisis and funding education were the topics touched on by Southwest Virginia lawmakers during a legislative breakfast Monday in Abingdon.
About 250 people gathered at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center for the forum previewing the upcoming session of the General Assembly The forum, hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, featured Dels. Terry Kilgore, James Morefield, Israel O’Quinn, Todd Pillion and Sen. Ben Chafin.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have given the White House two recommendations to fill a vacant federal judgeship in the Roanoke-based Western District of Virginia.
Robert Ballou has been a U.S. magistrate judge for seven years and is a former private attorney with extensive experience in the Western District federal court, according to an announcement Wednesday.
The other recommendation is Scott County Circuit Court Judge John Kilgore, a state judge for 15 years, the announcement said.