Fairfax’s John Foust joins two Dems in race to unseat Frank Wolf
Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, pictured, announced today a Democratic candidacy to challenge three-decade congressional incumbent, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.-10th), in the 2014 election.
Tue., Dec. 10 | 04:18 PM - Fairfax lawyer Richard Bolger and Leesburg architect Sam Kubba have also announced candidacies to unseat the veteran Republican congressman.
May, Wexton address recent moves to the 33rd Senate District
Tue., Dec. 10 | 10:14 AM - Joe May and Jennifer Wexton may be relative newcomers within the 33rd Senate district's boundary, but they're far from foreign to Loudoun County and Northern Virginia as a whole.
Va. Senate Democratic leader: GOP to nominate ‘carbon copy’ of Cuccinelli in 33rd
State Sens. Barbara Favola (D-31st), left, and Dick Saslaw (D-35th), right, spoke during the campaign office opening of 33rd Senate District Democratic candidate Jennifer Wexton, center, in Sterling Dec. 4. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko
Thu., Dec. 5 | 12:02 PM - The Virginia Senate's Democratic leader, Dick Saslaw, voiced expectations Wednesday that local Republicans will nominate a “carbon copy” of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for the 33rd Senate District special election.
Loudoun boy donates hundreds of toys for needy children
Matthew Newcomer poses with a some of the toys he has collected for charity this season. Courtesy photo.
Wed., Dec. 4 | 01:44 AM - A visitor to Matthew Newcomer’s Loudoun County home would probably think he was one very lucky 11-year-old. The toys are everywhere, hundreds of them, overflowing from boxes and filling closets, lining a basement set up with an elaborate model train track. His father, Joseph, estimates that there are 500 or 600 in all, but there’s just one catch—none of them are for Matthew.
UPDATED: May changes course, will run for Virginia Senate as independent
Joe May, who has served as a Republican in the Virginia House of Delegates for 20 years, announced Dec. 3 he’ll run as an independent to replace attorney general-elect Mark Herring in the state senate. May lost a Republican primary for his House of Delegates seat in June. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Tue., Dec. 3 | 02:52 PM - May's decision was spurred by the 33rd Senate Republican Legislative District Committee's decision late Monday to hold a mass meeting Dec. 16 to nominate its candidate, as opposed to a firehouse primary.
GOP to select May, Meyer or Whitbeck on Dec. 16
Local Republicans will select their nominee to replace attorney general-elect Mark Herring, a Democrat, in a mass meeting Dec. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at Park View High School in Sterling.
Tue., Dec. 3 | 11:02 AM - The field of contestants grew by one Monday, when former state Del. Joe May announced his intention to continue his service as a Republican in the General Assembly.
Dec. 17-18 set for recount in attorney general race
Mon., Dec. 9 | 03:34 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Democrat Mark Herring's 165-vote win over Republican Mark Obenshain in the close race for attorney general is headed to a recount Dec. 17 and 18, with Fairfax County getting a one-day head start.
UPDATE: Joe May to run for Senate of Virginia in special election
Mon., Dec. 2 | 02:23 PM - May is set to hold a 4:30 p.m. press conference at his business, EIT, in Sterling.
Boysko to call for recount in 86th District contest
The 86th District, comprised mostly of Fairfax County, has belonged to Rust since 2002. Demographically, the makeup has shifted to lean Democrat, with 60 percent of voters pulling for President Barack Obama in 2012.
Mon., Dec. 2 | 02:09 PM - Boysko lost to Rust by 54 votes out of more than 20,700 cast in the House of Delegates 86th District race Nov. 5.
Guest Opinion: Mental health and heartache
Fri., Nov. 29 | 07:30 PM - State Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed by his mentally ill son, Gus, who then shot himself. Gus was only 24 when he died. The worst part is: Gus should've been in a hospital when tragedy struck. He'd been evaluated under an emergency detention order only the day before, but turned away due to lack of beds. Creigh Deeds, long-time advocate for mental health reform, couldn't save his son because our government couldn't come together enough to pass comprehensive reform.
Obenshain requests recount in historic attorney general race
Republican State Sen. Mark Obenshain today requested a recount in the attorney general race with local state Sen. Mark Herring. Herring won the Nov. 5 contest by 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast. Times-Mirror File Photo
Wed., Nov. 27 | 11:10 AM - Republican State Sen. Mark Obenshain made it official today, requesting a recount in the closest statewide election in modern Virginia history, the 2013 attorney general contest.
Greason, Comstock first to submit bills for 2014 session
Tue., Nov. 26 | 02:18 PM - Two state lawmakers fresh off re-election have pre-filed bills for the 2014 General Assembly session, with Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th) looking to initiate a Sexual and Domestic Violence Subfund and Del. Tag Greason (R-32nd) advocating for a Teacher Career Ladder program.
Following Whitbeck, Herndon’s Ron Meyer announces Senate 33rd candidacy
Tue., Nov. 26 | 08:57 AM - The 24-year-old public relations professional from Herndon -- who previously announced plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) in Virginia's 11th Congressional District -- said Tuesday morning he'll instead run for the Senate of Virginia.
Whitbeck announces candidacy for 33rd Virginia Senate seat
In 2011, John Whitbeck (pictured) lost the Republican primary for the House of Delegates 10th District seat to incumbent Randy Minchew. Times-Mirror File Photo
Mon., Nov. 25 | 07:34 PM - John Whitbeck, chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, announced tonight he'll seek the Republican nomination to succeed attorney general-elect Mark Herring in the Senate of Virginia.
Virginia election board certifies Herring the winner in AG race
Mon., Nov. 25 | 11:50 AM - The Virginia Board of Elections this morning certified Loudoun state Sen. Mark Herring as the winner of the 2013 attorney general race.