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 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot
In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.
After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.
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CalendarCAT Theatre and 5th Wall Theatre will co-produce “Unexpected Tenderness” Jan. 22 through Feb. 13 at CAT Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. Written by Israel Horovitz, “Unexpected Tenderness” is the… Full text