Election 2015

Adams to seek recount in Fairfield School Board race

UPDATE: NOV. 6, 2015, 5:44 P.M. – Following a 43-vote loss in Tuesday's election, Fairfield District School Board candidate Tara Adams announced tonight that she will seek a recount.

Adams lost to Roscoe Cooper III, 5,095 votes to 5,052 votes, according to the results that were certified today by Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley. The tentative results Tuesday night had given Cooper a 48-vote victory.

In a statement, Adams said that she made her decision to seek a recount after much deliberation.
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Taylor, Wade, Barshinger claim election victories

Incumbents sweep local elections
UPDATE: NOV. 3, 9:50 P.M. – Election night was a good night to be an incumbent in Henrico County.

All incumbents who sought election retained their seats in the Nov. 3 races, led by Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney Shannon Taylor, who defeated Republican challenger Tony Pham by a wider-than-expected margin (56 percent to 43 percent) in perhaps the most contested race in the county.

"I promise you all that I will continue to work, every day, to keep our community safe and secure and to keep those crime rates going down," Taylor said in a statement after the election. "I promise to keep working smart – to do everything I can to make sure criminals are behind bars, that those suffering from addiction get treatment, that juveniles have the opportunity to get on the right track and those with mental illness get the help they need."
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Election 2015 – Henrico candidates Q&A

Candidates for local office respond to questions
Earlier this month, the Henrico Citizen invited each candidate for Henrico Board of Supervisors, School Board, Commonwealth's Attorney and Clerk of Court to respond to several questions. The responses of those who have participated appear here.
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Election 2015 - state candidates Q&A

Candidates for state office respond to questions
Earlier this month, the Henrico Citizen invited each candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate whose districts include portions of Henrico to respond to several questions. The responses of those who have participated appear below.
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Several key seats up for grabs in Nov. 3 election


Henrico voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in a number of local and state elections, including several key races that could change the shape of local leadership.

All 10 seats on the Board of Supervisors and School Board are up for election, and five are contested. Perhaps the most notable race is taking place in the Three Chopt District, where three men are vying to replace longtime Republican Supervisor Dave Kaechele, who is retiring after 36 years and nine terms on the board.

Kaechele’s choice to replace himself on the board, Planning Commission member Tommy Branin (also a Republican) is opposed by Democrat Bob Shippee, recently retired from an analytical role with Capital One, and independent Eric Rohnacher, a financial advisor.
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GRCC to host 12th District Senate forum


The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host a forum Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Reynolds Community College for candidates seeking the 12th District Virginia Senate seat. Republican Siobhan Dunnavant, Democrat Deborah Repp and independent Robert Johnson are competing in the Nov. 3 election.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the Workforce Development & Conference Center at the college, 1651 East Parham Road in Henrico. Members of the audience may submit questions to the candidates at the event.
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Board of Supervisors candidates discuss development, millennials at forum


Discussion of economic development, traffic concerns, millennials, smart growth, redevelopment, school system improvements and regional cooperation took center stage during a forum for Henrico Board of Supervisors candidates Sept. 28 at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College.

Eight of the nine candidates for the board discussed their plans for office and answered questions during the two-hour forum, hosted by the Henrico Business Council. The event drew nearly 100 people.

Redevelopment is a hot topic in the county's aging regions – the Brookland, Fairfield and Tuckahoe districts specifically – and candidates offered different ideas about how they'd seek to re-energize pockets within those districts.
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Pham leads in most recent fundraising efforts


Republican Tommy Branin (Three Chopt District) and Democrat Danny Plaugher (Brookland District) raised the most money of any candidates seeking a position on the Henrico Board of Supervisors during the most recent reporting period, which included July and August. Reports were due Sept. 15.

Branin reported $13,380 in contributions, with $7,500 coming in a single donation from Wilton Properties, Inc, while Plaugher reported raising $8,907.24 spread out across 110 total contributions. Branin is competing with Democrat Robert Shippee and independent Eric Rohnacher, who raised a combined $4,875 during the most recent period.. Plaugher, the executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail, is running against incumbent Republican Dick Glover, whoraised $3,000, including a $1,000 contribution from Flag Stop Car Wash.
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Henrico Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum scheduled Sept. 28


The Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber will host candidates for the Henrico County Board of Supervisors at a Candidate Forum on Monday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parham Campus of Reynolds Community College, 1651 East Parham Road, in the Workforce Development and Conference Center. All qualified and filed candidates were invited. The following candidates have indicated they are able to participate and plan to attend:

Brookland District – Dick Glover and Danny Plaugher

Fairfield District – John Dantzler and Frank J. Thornton
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