Elledge Enters Race in the 26th

Brent Finnegan -- April 1st, 2010

Harrisonburg attorney John Elledge has joined Tony Wilt in the contest for the Republican nomination to run for Matt Lohr’s soon-to-be-abandoned seat in the 26th district of the House of Delegates.

This isn’t the first time Elledge has made a run for the Republican nomination. A story in today’s Daily News Record explains:

He served for 10 years as legislative aide to former Del. Glenn Weatherholtz, R-Harrisonburg.

After Weatherholtz announced his retirement in 2005, Elledge announced his candidacy to succeed his boss. He had raised about $15,000 when party officials decided to nominate Lohr, a farmer, motivational speaker and former school board member.

Elledge stepped aside and actively campaigned for Lohr, who was re-elected to a third two-year term last year.

According to the VPAP website, Degner and Elledge are the only two candidates that have officially filed in this special election so far (not sure why Wilt isn’t on that list).

The DNR reports that the Republicans will decide the nominee in a “firehouse primary.”

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13 Responses to “Elledge Enters Race in the 26th”

  1. cook says:

    The bigger story, I think, is the location of the firehouse primary.

  2. republitarian says:

    Talked to Joel this morning. Location is the most central in the district. See you there “cook”. Who are you voting for? ;O)

  3. JGFitzgerald says:


  4. JGFitzgerald says:

    As far as the VPAP site, a candidate is supposed to file paperwork with the State Board of Elections within ten days of taking any one of certain steps that qualify him or her as a candidate. One of those qualifying steps is raising money. I’m not sure if telling the newspaper is.

  5. Lowell Fulk says:

    Also according to the VPAP website, Degner and Elledge are neck and neck in money raised.

  6. republitarian says:

    That’s funny, Lowell.

  7. Lowell Fulk says:

    I kind of thought so Myron. :o]

  8. cook says:

    Wilt isn’t on VPAP yet but I rec’d his first mailer today. I haven’t looked at the board of elections site.

    Anyone taking bets on the number of mailers & robocalls between now & 4/20?

  9. cook says:

    apologies. Can someone please erase the duplicates. The Mobile Theme indicated that there were “errors” posting the comment & invited me to try again. Left over April Fools joke?

    Admin Edit: Removed the duplicate posts – thanks.

  10. JGFitzgerald says:

    Probably just a left over April Fools joke.

  11. JGFitzgerald says:

    Probably just a left over April Fools joke…

  12. JGFitzgerald says:

    Probably just a left over April Fools joke….

  13. republitarian says:

    Cook, I thought you just wanted to get your point across.

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