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Degner Announces Run for Lohr’s Seat

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner “unofficially” announced he is running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 26th district of the House of Delegates. According to his website, an event officially announcing the campaign will be held next week. After much consideration and many humbling pledges of support, I have elected to pursue the unexpected opening for […]

Wilt Running for Delegate

Thursday, March 25, 2010


The Daily News-Record reports that Tony Wilt of Broadway “will formally announce his candidacy for the special election for the 26th House District today.” Wilt would be running for the Republican nomination. Last week, Del. Matt Lohr announced he would vacate his seat to become Commissioner of VDACS. Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to announce […]

Lohr Appointed New Ag Commish

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr announced today that he will vacate his seat as the delegate representing the 26th House district to become the new commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Lohr, 38, was elected to his third term last November. McDonnell will set a special election to fill his seat in […]

Assembly Passes Car Title Loan Reform

Friday, March 12, 2010


Car title lenders, like the brightly colored LoanMax on South Main Street, may soon be be restricted in terms of how much they can charge or lend to people desperate enough for cash to put their vehicle on the line.

The Triggerman & The Death Penalty

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yesterday news broke that the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee had voted down Sen. Mark Obenshain’s proposed repeal of the so-called “triggerman” law. Obenshain’s bill would have made accomplices to murder eligible for the death penalty in Virginia. But lots of people, including Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney, said it was flawed, and spoke out against […]

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

Obenshain Opposes McEachin’s Anti-Discrimination Bill

Monday, February 8, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain voiced opposition to a bill that would prohibit discrimination (in public employment) on the basis of sexual orientation. The state senate passed the bill today.

Obenshain, Hanger Co-sponsor “Umbilical Bill”

Thursday, January 21, 2010


State Senators Mark Obenshain and Emmett Hanger have co-sponsored a bill in Richmond that defines “independent and separate existence” of an infant regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Lohr To Chair Ag Subcommittee

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr has been appointed Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Agriculture in Richmond. WSVA reports: As Chair, Lohr will be responsible for setting the legislative agenda for issues that relate to agriculture, chairing all meetings, and directing the proposed legislation [for the state of Virginia].

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