Stories tagged: "015 ELECTION"

Clifton, VA - May 7, 2023: Virginia state Delegate Dan Helmer speaks to local residents at a community forum held at the Clifton Town Hall.

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Del. Dan Helmer on Camping, Campaigning, Culture Wars, and Community 

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.

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks prior to signing the budget at a ceremony at a grocery store June 21, 2022, in Richmond, Va.  Youngkin is set to issue a third round of endorsements in Virginia legislative races, backing 19 more Republican candidates, including six who are in contested primaries. Among those set to receive the governor’s backing Thursday, May 18, 2023 are Emily Brewer and Tara Durant, both members of the House of Delegates facing spirited challenges for the GOP nomination in state Senate races.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia Republicans Opt for Less Democratic Methods to Choose Their Nominees for General Assembly

Virginia’s official state-run primary elections will be held on June 20, but many Republicans have already selected their nominees for this fall’s state legislative election in other ways.

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Sen. Creigh Deeds on Beagles, Bipartisanship, and Budget Battles

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.

Del. Lashrecse Aird, D-Petersburg, gestures as she delivers a speech on redistricting during the House session at the Capitol, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Could Be Key to Abortion Access in the South. Its Laws Could Hinge on This Democratic Primary

As abortion access continues to dwindle in the South, its future in Virginia is set to loom large in this fall’s legislative elections. But this summer, before the parties duke it out for control of the statehouse, abortion rights advocates are eyeing a key primary that will pit Lashrecse Aird against the last anti-abortion-rights Democrat in Virginia. 

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo voters cast their ballots under a giant mural at Robious Elementary school on Election Day, in Midlothian, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia Joins Republican States Pulling Out of Multi-State Voter List Program

In a letter sent Thursday to the head of the Washington-based Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), Virginia Elections Commissioner Susan Beals said the state would no longer participate in the data-sharing program despite being one of seven founding states in 2012.