Sergio de la Pena says he is the only candidate among seven Republicans running for governor who can win in November. The retired Army Colonel said he is uniquely qualified to win over Virginia voters at a time when the state’s demographics are changing.
A new political season has started. And this year, Virginia has a bumper crop of candidates for statewide office.32 candidates have qualified for the Republican convention in May or the Democratic primary in June.
Voters from Radford to Big Stone Gap will head to the polls on Tuesday. A special election in the 38th Senate district will decide who succeeds Ben Chafin, the state senator who died from complications of COVID-19 earlier this year.
The bills include measures to modernize public health funding, increase access to early childhood education, boost electric vehicle sales and to remove the statue of Harry F. Byrd, Sr. from Capitol Square.
After months of debate, Virginia Republican leaders have settled on the process they will use to select candidates for statewide office. On Friday night, members of the State Central Committee voted to hold an unassembled convention on Saturday May 8th, with delegates voting at locations in each congressional district.
The Virginia Senate has approved legislation requiring in-person instruction before the start of the next school year. Following a similar vote Wednesday in the House of Delegates, the bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Ralph Northam.
One of the Republicans running for Governor brought his campaign to Lynchburg Tuesday afternoon. Northern Virginia businessman Glenn Youngkin met supporters and spoke with reporters outside the Texas Inn.
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe says a changing economy requires a major shift in the way Virginia educates its children. On Thursday, the Democratic candidate for governor unveiled a plan that will place additional emphasis on STEM-H and computer science education.
A Canadian company has reportedly found gold near Union Hill in Buckingham County. Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, is proposing a moratorium on new gold mining permits to give the state time to study the issue.