The Virginia General Assembly is being asked to pilot alternative high-school education for students with dependency issues, and one area legislator is trying to get that school placed in Chesterfield County.
First-term Del. Carrie E. Coyner, R-Chesterfield, is sponsoring House Bill 928 to establish a regional “recovery high school” in the county that would serve not just Chesterfield but the entire Tri-City and metro Richmond areas.
Sheila Bynum-Coleman, a Democrat challenging Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox in Chesterfield County, says she first ran for office in 2015 after her then-delegate, Riley Ingram, declined requests to meet with her.
But Ingram, R-Hopewell, who represented Bynum-Coleman until court-ordered redistricting in January, says her claim is not the full story.
The race for the Democratic nomination in the 62nd House District turned into the closest race of Tuesday night, as Chesterfield budget analyst Lindsey Dougherty appears to have eked out a victory over Tavorise K. Marks.
With all 27 precincts reporting, unofficial results had Dougherty winning with 51.8% of the vote to Marks’ 48.2%. By press time, however, no concessions had been made.
The 62nd House District will be represented by a new voice for the first time in 27 years come January with the retirement of Del. Riley Ingram, R-Hopewell, and two district residents are angling for that voice to be a Democrat’s.
Chesterfield County employee Lindsey Dougherty and Virginia Health Department employee Tavorise Marks are running for the Democratic nomination in a June 11 primary