Degner Secures Dem Nomination

Brent Finnegan -- April 16th, 2010

It came as no surprise last night when Mayor Kai Degner secured the official Democratic Party nomination to run for 26th district delegate in the impending special election. From the official campaign release:

Gathered with a group of Democrats from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County [Degner] was officially nominated by the 26th District Caucus.

Mayor Degner was the only candidate to file for the nomination after seeking the endorsements of former candidates Lowell Fulk and Gene Hart. Both former candidates played a role in the nomination with Lowell Fulk presiding over the nominating caucus and Gene Hart officially nominating Mayor Degner.

According to a soundbite in the TV3 report, he appears to be positioning himself as a fiscal moderate on the issue of transportation funding.

Degner spoke about why he would not support a tax increase to fund transportation.

“I think the way to fix the economy is not taxes,” said Degner. “I think it’s economic development. We need to build our technology industries, preserve our agricultural industries and grow what’s here. To do that, you need an advocate for what’s here.”

Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to announce the date of the special election soon after Del. Matt Lohr officially steps down from his seat to become the director of VDACS.

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3 Responses to “Degner Secures Dem Nomination”

  1. Dave Briggman says:

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist this…

    “That said, the videos of multiple tear gas canisters landing amongst the students after they already began fleeing the scene raise concern. “

    I’m still waiting to see these videos…strange how Kai didn’t mention any of this upon hearing Colonel Harper’s report at Tuesday night’s counsel meeting.

  2. Lowell Fulk says:

    Point being Dave? I would think that you of all people would be wary of excessive use of governmental force when dealing with folks who could be interpreted as expressing their Constitutional Freedoms of assembly and expression.

  3. What is wrong with Marsha Garst? Did she get her law degree in night school? Or does the law just not matter in Rockingham?

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