Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

Scott Rigell (R-VA02) made the news twice in the last few days by announcing his support for a candidate other than his party's nominee and then resigning from the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Rigell, who is not seeking reelection after three terms, has been critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. His February letter … Continue reading Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/760569393491435525 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests - in the 1st and 5th Senate districts - will be those in House districts 77 and 93. Incumbents in both House districts have resigned … Continue reading Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

5th District: Spruill wins

Last Saturday, Democrats in the 5th Senate district participated in a firehouse primary to select the party's nominee. Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. was the winner, besting Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey by a wide margin - 68% to 32%. As noted previously, this contest just determined the party's nominee, as the filing deadline for a … Continue reading 5th District: Spruill wins

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

Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers

While it has been a while, I still think a look at the Norfolk election numbers is relevant, at least for future reference. I usually try my hand at predicting overall turnout as well as precinct-by-precinct turnout for each of Norfolk's elections. Most of the time, my numbers are pretty close - sometimes, within 2 … Continue reading Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers

Election results

It was quite an interesting night across Hampton Roads!  While my election night focus was on Norfolk's results, there were contests in other cities as well. Norfolk I'll have another post on this later. The turnout was WAY above what I expected, not to mention where it came from. Congratulations to Mayor-elect Kenny Alexander, Councilwoman-elect … Continue reading Election results

Vote today!

Norfolk voters have an opportunity today to remake council in a way that we have not seen in decades. We will choose three council members - one for each superward and the mayor - with a fourth member coming shortly in a special election. That is exactly half of the council. If all four a … Continue reading Vote today!

Not Making Waves

Everyone who lives in Hampton Roads has witnessed cars driving though high water during floods. Most people know that salt water, or brackish water, can cause damage to your car. However, during some of the worst floods there exist a group of people who like to drive through the water for fun. The problem comes … Continue reading Not Making Waves

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