Slowly, but surely, I’m getting back in the swing of things. And my calendar is filling up 🙂 A few things I have on my plate to participate in that may interested you: June 3 – panel discussion after the screening of “Political Animals,”which is being shown as a part of the 4th Annual LGBT … Continue reading Upcoming

Like drinking from a firehose

That’s what the last few months have felt like. It has been overwhelming. The sh!tshow that is the state of our national politics accounts for much of it. It is impossible to ignore the daily hourly minute-by-minute avalanche of stuff coming out of Washington. Yes, Donald Trump has been a disaster, but so has the … Continue reading Like drinking from a firehose

The times, they are a-changin’

To say I was floored by the election results last week would be an understatement. Only in the last 24 hours have I truly been able to articulate why I am so devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss. My first reactions were simply to how this affected me personally. But as I have gotten out of … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

With the election of Kenny Alexander as Norfolk’s mayor, the seat in the 5th Senate District of Virginia became vacant. Democrats will choose the nominee in a firehouse primary this Saturday, July 9. For those not familiar, a firehouse primary is an unassembled caucus. Eligible voters go to pre-selected voting locations during set hours, not … Continue reading 5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading Important local primary elections Tuesday

November 2015: Demographics win again

Back in June, I ran the numbers on the General Assembly contests. Let me refresh your memory: House of Delegates – Projected: 35 D, 64R, 1 Toss Up Senate of Virginia – Projected: 19 D, 20 R, 1 Toss Up Compare that to where we ended up: House 34D, 66R and Senate 19D 21 R. … Continue reading November 2015: Demographics win again

Nov 15: First look Hampton Roads

Following up on my previous post, I’ve taken a first look at the General Assembly elections in Hampton Roads. Below is an overview. More details on each contest will come in future posts. House of Delegates – Projected: 8D, 12R By my count (and I hope I haven’t left anyone out), Hampton Roads has twenty … Continue reading Nov 15: First look Hampton Roads

ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme court decision in Shelby on the upcoming redrawing of Virginia’s 3rd – and surrounding – congressional district. I covered some of this ground in my earlier op-eds, particularly just after Shelby and after a bill … Continue reading ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma