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 Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
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