Sunday, May 19, 2013
Attorney general gets the nomination for governor.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. See: VA GOP Nominates Ken Cuccinelli for Governor's Race The full text of Cuccinelli’s speech runs below: I think you now have a better sense of why I’m one of the luckiest guys in Virginia. I want to thank my wife, Teiro - who is such a great advocate for me and our shared principles - and my children who have stood by me every step of the way. I also want to thank my mother and father for being here today and providing great examples for me over the years. Wherever you are from in Virginia, Teiro and I are thankful you are here and we are humbled by your support. With today being …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Cuccinelli formally received the nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention.
Virginia Republican Party delegates officially nominated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for governor at its state convention Saturday in Richmond. Cuccinelli, 44, essentially locked down the Republican nomination in November 2012, when outgoing Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced he wouldn’t be seeking the nomination. Bolling cited party officials’ vote to change the nominating method from a primary election to a convention as the main reason for withdrawing his hat. "I see a Commonwealth where our people once again lead in liberty and opportunity," Cuccinelli said in his address. "Where striving to achieve is respected, even when we fall short, and it’s celebrated when we succeed. I see a Commonwealth where we restrain our debt so we …
Ken Cuccinelli is expected to accept the gubernatorial nomination Saturday at the Virginia Republican Convention in Richmond.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expected to formally accept the Republican nomination for Governor on Saturday morning, delivering a speech at the Virginia GOP's convention. More than 13,000 delegates are registered for the event. As the Republican candidate, Cuccinelli will face off against Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Nov. 5 general election. The address is scheduled to begin around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. You can stream it live in the video above.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Have you been affected by sequestration? Let Del. Anderson know.
Del. Rich Anderson was recently appointed to a commission in an attempt to minimize the effects of sequestration upon Virginia, Anderson writes in his latest blog post. “I want and need to hear first-hand from those who are hardest hit by sequestration," Anderson writes. To read more about Anderson's thoughts on sequestration, read his blog post. Want to blog on Patch? Patch readers can post their own blog posts to our sites by logging into their Patch account (sign up if you don't have one!) and adding them. Blogging as one of our Local Voices is a great way to reach readers who share your interests and passions. You can blog as often as you like, and, like everything else you share on Patch, the content and pictures of your blog posts …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Republican Party in Virginia decided to have a primary in 2013, but later changed its mind.
Virginia’s Republican Party annual convention is set for May 17 and 18, and delegates from around the state will select nominees for Lt. Governor and Attorney General. GOP officials have gone back and forth in recent years on whether to host a convention or conduct an open primary. In 2011, GOP officials had decided to hold a primary in 2013, but a group of newly elected members of the Commonwealth's GOP central committee changed course in 2012 and switched to a closed convention. The switch to a convention saves local governments and the state money — primaries are paid for with state and local dollars, but convention costs come directly from the Virginia GOP’s funds. It was the announcement of plans for a 2013 convention that drove Lt. …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Local law enforcement officials have criticized the decision to cut funding. What do you think?
A recent decision by the Board of County Supervisors to cut funding for substance abuse treatment for inmates at the jail has gotten a lot of criticism from local law enforcement officials. The program, called the Drug Offender Rehabilitation Module, provides treatment for drug addicts and helps the inmates enter classes for their GED and employment. Both Prince William County Sheriff Glendall Hill and Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert criticized the decision in the Washington Post recently. “It’s penny-wise and pound-foolish. That program is going to save the county a lot of money," Ebert told the Post. The Board is expected to use the money from the cuts to hire up to four new police officers. What do you think? Penny-wise and pound-…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Anderson patroned 13 bills, and 10 of those bills are now awaiting Gov. Bob McDonnell's signature.
Del. Rich Anderson is back in Woodbridge now that the 2013 Virginia Legislative Session is over, and he gave Patch an overview of the session in his latest blog post. "During the 2013 session, I patroned 13 bills and 10 are now on the governor’s desk for signature," Anderson writes. "Our legislative package passed with strong bi-partisan support, and a full 77 percent of my bills will be signed into law." For more on the legislative session, including four of the ten bills mentioned above, see Anderson's full blog post. Want to blog on Patch? Patch readers can post their own blog posts to our sites by logging into their Patch account (sign up if you don't have one!) and adding them. Blogging as one of our Local Voices is a great way to …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May shares his latest updates.
Construction on the Old Bridge sidewalk project will begin April 22, Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May said in his latest blog post for Patch. The stretch of sidewalk on the north side of Old Bridge Road between Mohican Road and Festival Shopping Center "has been in the works for some time," May wrote. For more information on the project, and for updates on a community shredding event, a drug take-back day, a concert, and child abuse prevention, read May's full post. Want to blog on Patch? Patch readers can post their own blog posts to our sites by logging into their Patch account (sign up if you don't have one!) and adding them. Blogging as one of our Local Voices is a great way to reach readers who share your interests and passions…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
FBI lab handling investigation of bombs used in Monday explosion.
The bomb materials collected at the scene of the Boston Marathon explosion on Monday have been sent to Quantico for analysis, according to several news reports, including Reuters. It's believed at least one of the two bombs was built using a pressure cooker. According to the Reuters report, the bombs are being reconstructed at the FBI laboratory in Quantico, said Richard DesLauriers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's special agent in charge for Boston. "Among items partially recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be from a backpack and what appear to be fragments of BBs (ball bearings) and nails possibly contained in a pressure cooker device," DesLauriers told a news conference.