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VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 91 - Regular General and 2019 House of Delegates - District 91 - Regular Primary

Hampton, Newport News School Boards to fill seats of delegate-elects Mugler, Simonds

By MIKE HOLTZCLAW AND JOSH REYES, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

The Hampton and Newport News School Boards each have begun the process of replacing members who won seats to the House of Delegates Tuesday. In each city, the respective School Boards will select an interim member to serve until the May local elections when voters will pick full-time replacements.

VaNews November 8, 2019

Schools, foster care and abortion at center of Hampton-Poquoson delegate race

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

The race to succeed one of the best-loved members of the House of Delegates, retiring Del. Gordon Helsel, R-Poquoson, pits a long-time member of Hampton’s School Board against a conservative lawyer, concerned about Virginia’s foster care system, who is making her first run for public office.

VaNews October 28, 2019

A look at the Peninsula's 91st and 96th District House races

Daily Press Editorial (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

The Peninsula’s delegation in the General Assembly will include two new faces after Election Day, regardless of voter turnout. Dels. Gordon Helsel, R-Poquoson, and Brenda Pogge, R-James City, represented the 91st and 96th districts, respectively, before both chose not to seek re-election this November.

VaNews October 16, 2019

Mugler wins in 91st House district, Batten will face Downey in 96th

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

Peninsula voters rejected a progressive Democrat and picked a moderate Tuesday as the party’s nominee for a House of Delegates district in Hampton, Poquoson and York County that been a GOP stronghold until a court-ordered redistricting transformed it. In the Historic Triangle, voters in another primary election picked an anti-tax Republican to face a Democratic doctor eager to push for gun control.

VaNews June 12, 2019

A Democratic divide in the 91st House primary

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

In a sense, the story of the race to be the Democratic candidate for the 91st House District in Hampton and Poquoson is a one of a changing political map and a party’s still-evolving politics. It pits a long-time stalwart of Hampton Democratic politics, city School Board member Martha Mugler, against a new-style Democrat, Michael Wade, who talks of working-class Virginians and their needs — a turn of phrase not often heard in Virginia in recent decades.

VaNews June 3, 2019