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 threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.
The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.
A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”
The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.
The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.
- More Henrico News
ClassifiedsSAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-686-5081.
CalendarVirginia Physicians for Women will offer a program for teen and preteen girls from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at VPFW’s Innsbrook office. There will be an open discussion about… Full text