According to election results on SBE, Republican Tony Wilt swept the county vote 4,220 to 779, and will become the next delegate to represent the 26th House district. Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner carried the city by a narrow 42-vote margin. Wilt carried three of the five city precincts. District-wide, Wilt defeated Degner 65.79 to […]
The financial reports for the candidates in the race for 26th district delegate are in, and it’s apparent that the Democratic Party of Virgina (DPVA) is taking this race in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County seriously. Democratic candidate Kai Degner leads his Republican opponent, Tony Wilt, in fundraising and spending.
On Thursday, many registered voters in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County received campaign literature in the mail from the Republican Party of Virginia on behalf of Tony Wilt’s campaign for 26th district delegate. The mailer slogan declares that Wilt “represents our values – not those of big city liberals.” In addition to proclaiming that Wilt is […]
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 […]
Businessman Tony Wilt prevailed over Republican primary opponents Ted Byrd and John Elledge in Tuesday evening's "firehouse primary".
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 […]
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 […]
Local Republican officials have canceled plans to require voters at next Tuesday’s canvass to promise they would vote for all Republican candidates in the coming election. Tuesday’s event, which will elect the Republican candidate for the yet-to-be-specified special election to fill Matt Lohr’s seat in the House of Delegates, will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM […]
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 […]