Following the lead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced that he has directed the Virginia National Guard to send 100 troops to Texas to assist with what Youngkin calls an “ongoing border crisis.”
To Del. Dan Helmer, serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates is “incredibly humbling,” and that’s why he’s running for office again. Recently, he sat down with The Dogwood to discuss everything from why he first ran for office to his love for camping in the commonwealth.
Despite being one of the seven founding states of the Electronic Registration Information Center, Virginia’s top election official has announced that the commonwealth would be withdrawing from the bipartisan, multistate partnership originally founded in 2012.
Ahead of the June primary, where incumbent Deeds is being challenged by Del. Sally Hudson in the newly redrawn state Senate District 11 – which covers parts of the city of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle, Amherst, and Nelson Counties, and a part of Louisa County – Dogwood caught up with the state senator.
Fed up with the small but vocal groups that have brought the country’s culture wars to their local school districts, a new organization of Virginians has formed to push back against disinformation and help elect local, pro-public education leaders.