Henrico voters will cast their ballots for a number of local and state candidates Nov. 8, although most races offer little or no competition. But voters will have choices in four county races, as well as a race for a House of Delegates seat. The Henrico Citizen invited each of the 35 candidates for county or state offices who appear on the ballot in Henrico County this year to respond to seven general questions about their views, goals and personal lives. Each was permitted a 500-word response to the questions. The answers of those who responded by the deadline provided to them appear in this section. Some responses were edited to fit the 500-word requirement.
Click on each candidates list to read the individual responses of those who answered the Q&A.
Commonwealth's Attorney candidates
HENRICO SCHOOL BOARD
School Board - Brookland District candidates Beverly Cocke, Herb Dunford and Darrell Jenkins
School Board - Fairfield District candidate Lamont Bagby
School Board - Three Chopt candidate Diana Winston (no responses received)
School Board - Tuckahoe District candidate Lisa Marshall
School Board - Varina District candidate John Montgomery
HENRICO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Board of Supervisors - Brookland District candidate Dick Glover (no responses received)
Board of Supervisors - Fairfield District candidate Frank Thornton
Board of Supervisors - Three Chopt District candidate Dave Kaechele (no responses received)
Board of Supervisors - Tuckahoe District candidate Pat O'Bannon
Board of Supervisors - Varina District candidates Jim Donati, Reese Haller and Tyrone Nelson
Sheriff candidate Mike Wade (no responses received)
HENRICOPOLIS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD (Three candidates will be elected)
HSWCDB candidates Nicole Anderson-Ellis, Robert Brewster, John Ficklin, Gil Miles and Lynn Wilson
VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES
House of Delegates - District 56 candidate Peter Farrell
House of Delegates - District 62 candidate Riley Ingram
House of Delegates - District 68 candidate Manoli Loupassil
House of Delegates - District 70 candidate Delores McQuinn (no responses received)
House of Delegates - District 71 candidate Jennifer McClellan (no responses received)
House of Delegates - District 72 candidate Jimmie Massie
House of Delegates - District 73 candidate John O'Bannon
House of Delegates - District 74 candidates Joe Morrissey and Dwayne Whitehead
Senate - District 9 candidate Donald McEachin
Senate - District 10 candidate John Watkins (no responses received)
Senate - District 12 candidate Walter Stosch (no responses received)
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/15/2014
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Day, a signature annual event that celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World. In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus. Leaders of Henricus developed the first English hospital, chartered the first college in North America, established tobacco as the first cash crop in Virginia, and created a place where Pocahontas lived and met John Rolfe.
Publick Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. > Read more.
As part of its 30th anniversary year and partnership with the Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Parenting will present a six-part RVA Parents Forum Series to address some of the toughest issues confronting parents.
Parenting experts and family educators will tackle topics ranging from bullying to alcohol, sex to divorce, and technology and stress. Parents will learn how to identify potential problems.
"We're excited about bringing this much-needed forum series to parents in central Virginia. Through our valuable partnership with Commonwealth Parenting, we can have a deeper impact in the community through parent and caregiver education," said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children's Museum of Richmond. > Read more.
Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.
No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.
Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.
For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow… Full text