Tag Archive | "election"

Who gets your vote today?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Today local voters choose our Congressman for the U.S. House of Representatives and consider three possible changes to the Virginia Constitution. City voters also select 2 of 6 candidates for City Council and vote in a contested School Board race. If you’re not totally clear on what City Council and the School Board do (and […]

An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Last week we discussed the inner workings of Harrisonburg’s City Council. Today we look at the city’s school board, the job they do and what makes a good board member. According to Donald Ford, who served as superintendant of Harrisonburg City Schools for nearly thirteen years, the school board is “the policy making body for the […]

Byrd Joins Coffman In GOP City Council Bid

Friday, May 14, 2010

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There are two seats on City Council up for election this November, currently held by Republican Ted Byrd and Independent Carolyn Frank. In today’s Daily News-Record, Byrd said he is seeking the Republican nomination to keep his seat. Harrisonburg Republicans are expected to officially nominate their candidates Monday evening. In early January, Harrisonburg City School […]

Why Wilt Will Win: A Primary Analysis

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Guest blogger Adam Sharp’s analysis and prediction for today’s Republican primary contest. Disclosure: Sharp consulted on Kai Degner’s 2008 City Council campaign. The author also attended Cornerstone Church with the Wilt family for 10 years. The first thank-you note Tony Wilt should write is to Ted Byrd. Wilt could have won the Republican nomination for […]

GOP Loyalty Pledge Back On

Monday, April 19, 2010


Today 26th District Republican leaders reversed a decision to nix the loyalty pledge. At a meeting on Friday, the 26th House District Committee of the Republican Party (composed of city GOP head Tracy Evans, county GOP representative David Lee, and chairman Joel Hensley) had decided not to require voters to declare their intention to vote […]

Keister Elementary Added to Firehouse Primary

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The date and the time remain the same, but Republican Party leaders have added a city voting location, Keister Elementary School, to their House of Delegates 26th district firehouse primary, which will be held one week from today. On March 31, Rockingham County Republicans had decided to hold the party primary at Lacey Spring Elementary […]

Elledge, Evans Call For Multiple Polling Locations

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Earlier this week I wrote about the Republican firehouse primary scheduled to be held at Lacey Spring Elementary on April 20. The selection process and date were chosen following Del. Matt Lohr’s recent promotion, and announcement that he will be vacating his 26th district seat in the House of Delegates. This afternoon, Republican John Elledge […]

And Byrd Makes Three

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Harrisonburg City Council member Ted Byrd is the third Republican to officially announce interest in competing for his party's nomination to run for the soon-to-be-vacant 26th district House of Delegates seat in the upcoming special election.

Hart Not Running for Delegate

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Last year, Gene Hart ran as the Democratic candidate against Republican Delegate Matt Lohr. Following Lohr’s recent announcement that he will vacate his seat as the delegate from 26th district, there was some speculation about whether Hart would run again this year in the special election. But the former candidate wants to put those rumors […]

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.