Signs of the Times
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand... " (from The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats).
Beth Macy, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, March 19, 2015
Macy is the author of Factory Man, an account of the Bassett family of Henry County, Virginia, their highly successful furniture factory, the turn of economic fortune against them, and John Bassett's fight to sustain the business.
Karin Slaughter, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, March 21, 2015
Mystery writer Karin Slaughter (Cop Town, Unseen, Blindsighted, was featured at the Crime Wave Brunch.
Jeffrey Leak, Mary Helen Washington, and Junius Williams
Jeffrey Leak, Junius Williams, and Mary Helen Washington, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, March 21, 2015
Authors Jeffrey Leak (Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas), Junius Williams (Unfinished Agenda, Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power), and Mary Helen Washington (The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s), shared stories of literature, censorship, politics, and power from the mid-twentieth century.
Democratic candidates will be selected in Primary elections to be held June 9th.
Virginia State Senate District 17
Bryce Reeves (R), Incumbent
Traci Dippert (D), County Democratic Chair, Elementary music teacher for Rappahannock County Public Schools
Virginia State Senate District 25
Creigh Deeds (D) Incumbent
Virginia House of Delegates District 25
Steve Landes (R) Incumbent
Angela Lynn (D), White Hall, former FEMA staff
Virginia House of Delegates District 57
David Toscano (D) Incumbent
Virginia House of Delegates District 58
Rob Bell (R) Incumbent
Virginia House of Delegates District 59
Matt Farris (R) Incumbent
If there are any contested nominations, Republican Candidates for local office will be selected by a Mass Meeting to be held on June 1, 2015.
Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney
Denise Lunsford (D) (Incumbent)
Albemarle County Sheriff
Chip Harding (R) Incumbent
Albemarle County Clerk of Court
Jon Zug (D)
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
Rivanna Magisterial District
Lawrence Gaughan (D)
Scottsville Magisterial District
White Hall Magisterial District
Anne Mallek (D) (Incumbent)
Albemarle County School Board (At-Large Seat, White Hall, Scottsville, and Rivanna Districts)
Soil and Water Conservation District (2 seats from Albemarle)
Charlottesville City Council: Three seats up for election
Possible Democratic Candidates
Kathy Galvin (incumbent)