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)
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ surprises, delights
Have people in the United States even heard of Shaun the Sheep? I certainly hadn’t.
I walked into Shaun the Sheep Movie knowing precisely two things about the film: one, it’s the product of Aardman Animations, the stop-motion animation studio responsible for Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run. And two, it’s got a cartoon sheep in it. That’s it.
But walking out, I was a total Shaun the Sheep convert – blown away by Shaun the Sheep Movie’s unassuming, good-natured, sheepy charms. (Also, it turns out Shaun the Sheep – originally a TV series – used to air on the Disney Channel. Maybe I’m just out of the loop). > Read more.
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