The five House appointees are Dels. Landes, Massie, Sherwood, O’Bannon and Joannou.
RICHMOND, VA –– Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford), Majority Leader M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights) and Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (R-Winchester), Chair of the House Appropriations Public Safety Subcommittee, announced Thursday that Republicans in the House of Delegates will propose expanding a school resource officer grant program when the General Assembly convenes in January. “The … Read More
Delegate Tom Gear (R-Hampton), resigned, effective today, from the House of Delegates, creating a vacancy in District 91. The Caucus wishes Delegate Gear the best as he continues to deal with Multiple Sclerosis and supports close family members suffering from major illnesses. The Daily Press has coverage of Delegate Gear’s career of public service. Because the General Assembly is not … Read More
Republicans in the City of Salem (City Government, Republican Committee) and parts of Roanoke County (County Government, Republican Committee) have nominated Greg Habeeb to succeed Representative-elect H. Morgan Griffith. Habeeb will likely face Ginger Mumpower, if as reported in the Salem Times-Register, she is nominated tonight by the local Democrats. Habeeb, a southwest Virginia native, and attorney with Roanoke-based GentryLocke, … Read More
Speaker Howell has announced plans for the Caucus to entertain guests at the RPV’s 27th Annual Donald W. Huffman Advance in Suite 937 of the McLean Hilton on Friday, November 19, at 9 pm. On Saturday, November 20, at 4 pm, Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo and Barbara Comstock will join colleagues from the Virginia Senate to provide attendees with a … Read More
Speaker Howell and Prof. Randy Barnett penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal making the case for a ‘Repeal Amendment’ to the U.S. Constitution that would allow two-thirds of the states to repeal a Federal law.
Del. Mark Cole, chairman of the House Privileges and Elections Committee, announced six hearings to be held in September, October, and December by a Redistricting Subcommittee to gather public input for the redistricting process (see full press release here (PDF))— Roanoke—Wednesday, September 8, 7 pm, Natural Science Center, Virginia Western Community College, 3102 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke (Google Maps) (Campus Map, … Read More
House Majority Leader, Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), has been tapped as honorary starter for the Food City 250 NASCAR Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans can cheer on their favorite drivers, as well as Griffith in his race for Congress. Bristol Motor Speedway is the most popular track on the Nationwide Stock Car Series circuit, often drawing over … Read More
With House District 27 Republicans’ selection of Roxann Robinson as their nominee, the GOP line up for the two June 15 special elections is set. Robinson, who will run in Chesterfield’s HD 27, joins Tony Wilt, nominee in HD 26, as the Republican ticket for June 15. The special elections were called to fill vacancies caused by the resignation of … Read More
Today, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the members of his Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring (see press release). Speaker Howell and Delegates G. Glenn Oder (Newport News) and Lee Ware (Powhatan) will serve on the Commission, chaired by Fred Malek, founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners in executing the charge the Governor has set for the Commission, “We must … Read More