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).
August 18, 2017
Aaron Fein with his Peace Flags at the Memorial Service for Heather Heyer, Charlottesville, August 16, 2017
From Aaron Fein: These flags originated in the aftermath of 9/11.
While the flags always remind me, personally, of the difficult times that
led to their birth, I have chosen over the years to speak only about the
unity and hope that they communicate. That is why I have stood in public
with them before and it's why I brought them out today. Had it not been for
the creation of the Free Speech Monument in 2006, I may never have stood out
in public with them at all. This project is at its very core an expression
of the Charlottesville I know and love.
Virginia Statewide Elections 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017: General Election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Members of the House of Delegates
Ralph Northam, (D) Norfolk,
Pediatric neurologist, incumbent Lieutenant Governor
Ed Gillespie, (R) Fairfax County, Lobbyist, past candidate for various offices
Cliff Hyra, (L)
Mechanicsville, attorney specializing in patent law
(D) Annandale, former federal prosecutor
Vogel, (R) Fauquier, Virginia Senator 27th District; ethics attorney
Mark Herring, (D) Leesburg, Incumbent
John Adams, (R) Richmond, attorney, former Assoc. Counsel to President G.W. Bush
Local Elections 2017
Steve Landes, (R) Weyers Cave (Incumbent), community relations coordinator for DuPont Community Credit Union
Angela Lynn, (D) White Hall, former intergovernmental and external affairs worker for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
David Toscano, (D) Charlottesville (Incumbent, minority leader), Attorney
Rob Bell, (R) Charlottesville (Incumbent), Attorney
Kellen Squire (D) Barboursville, ER Nurse
Matt Fariss, (R) Rustburg (Incumbent), Farmer, co-owner Lynchburg Livestock Market
Tracy Carver, (D) Albemarle, Self-employed auto mechanic
David Ball, (I) Buckingham, Contractor
Marcus Sutphin, (G) Concord, Home improvement contractor
Two Members of the City Council
Amy Laufer, (D)
Heather Hill, (D)
Kenneth Wayne Jackson, (I)
Paul Long, (I)
John Edward Hall, (I)
Cassie Clawson, (I)
Nancy Carpenter, (I)
Three Members of the School Board
Leah Puryear, (Incumbent)
Juandiego R. Wade, (Incumbent)
James E. Brown, III, (Incumbent)
Commissioner of Revenue
Todd D. Divers, (Incumbent)
Jason A. Vandever, (Incumbent)
Three Members of the Board of Supervisors
Diantha McKeel, (I) (Incumbent-Jack Jouett District)
Liz Palmer, (D) (Incumbent-Samuel
John Lowry, (R) Samuel Miller District
Ned Gallaway, (D) Rio District
Three Members of the School Board
Mary McIntyre, Rio District
Katrina Callsen, Rio District
Kate Acuff (Incumbent-Jack Jouett District)
(Incumbent-Samuel Miller District)
Julian Waters, Samuel Miller District
Virginia Elections 2018
Tim Kaine (D) Incumbent
Possible Republican candidates; the nominee will be selected in a Primary election on June 12.
Corey Stewart, Chair, Prince William BOS; unsuccessful candidate for
Republican 2017 Virginia governor's nomination; Trump campaign Virginia Chair
Barbara Comstock, U.S. Representative for Virginia 10; Attorney and PR executive
Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett Packard Corp; former candidate for U.S. Senate (CA); candidate for Republican presidential nomination 2016
Laura Ingraham, Radio talk show host; conservative political commentator
Dave Brat, U.S. Representative for Virginia Seventh District; Economics faculty,
Eric Cantor, former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General and nominee for Governor in 2013
Tom Davis, former U.S. Representative
Randy Forbes, former U.S. Representative
Thomas Garrett, Jr., U.S. Representative Virginia Fifth District
Jim Gilmore, former Governor, nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2008 and candidate for President in 2008 and 2016
Shak Hill, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014
E. W. Jackson, pastor, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 and nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2013
Jimmie Massie, State Delegate Virginia 72nd (announced he will not seek re-election in 2017)
Pete Snyder, technology entrepreneur and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2013
Scott Taylor, U.S. Representative Virginia Second District
Rob Wittman, U.S. Representative Virginia First District
Fifth District House of Representatives
Tom Garrett (R) Incumbent.
Potential Democratic contenders for the nomination. Primaries will be held June 12, 2018.
Roger Dean (RD) Huffstetler,
Charlottesville, entrepreneur, USMC veteran
Adam Slate, Charlottesville, finance--UVa Health System
Ben Cullop, Earlysville, Investment advisor, Manchester Capital
Andrew Sneathern, Charlottesville, attorney
Leslie Cockburn, Rappahannock County, journalist, author, and filmmaker
http://onevirginia2021.org/ - @1VA2021 -
Progressive Democrats of Virginia: http://chapters.pdamerica.org/ - @pdamerica - https://www.facebook.com/PDAmerica/
Virginia Organizing: https://www.virginia-organizing.org/ - @VaOrganizing - https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaOrganizing/
Indivisible #VA05: @IndivisibleVA05 - https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblecharlottesville/
Five Calls: https://5calls.org/ - @Make5Calls
Democratic Socialists of Charlottesville: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CvilleDSA/about/
Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress
You can contact Senator Mark Warner (202) 224-2023. His fax is (202) 224-6295.
Contact Senator Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024.
Contact Rep. Tom Garrett (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681 Local office 686 Berkmar Circle, 2nd Floor, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Contact Rep. Dave Brat at [http://brat.house.gov/] or (202) 225-2815. His fax is (202) 225-0011.
Contact the Governor
Governor Terry McAuliffe, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Phone: (804) 786-2211. Fax: (804) 371-6351, TTY/TDD (For the Hearing Impaired): 1-800-828-1120, or 711 .E-mail: contact him through his website at http://www.governor.virginia.gov/
All media requests should be made through the Governor's Press Office. Requests can be made by calling the Office of the Governor: (804) 786-2211. Invitations and Scheduling Requests by regular mail or fax only.
The Office of the Governor receives a large volume of e-mail daily, and as a result, they are unable to respond to scheduling requests received by e-mail. All invitations and scheduling requests for the Governor should be submitted by regular mail or by fax. Please make sure to include as many details about the nature of the request as possible, as well as including your full name, complete address and telephone number.
Governor Terry McAuliffe, Scheduling Office, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
Contact Your Legislators
Senator R. Creigh Deeds, 25th District: Charlottesville [P. O. Box 5462, 22905. (434) 296-5491]; Bath [(800) 545-5899 firstname.lastname@example.org; Richmond [(804) 698-7525].
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Privileges and Elections; Transportation, Courts of Justice. See also, bills Creigh Deeds has introduced.
Senator Emmett Hanger, 24th District: Local (540) 885-6898; Richmond (804) 298-7524; electronic mail -- email@example.com
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Finance; Local Government; Rehabilitation and Social Services. See also, bills Emmett Hanger has introduced.
Delegate David Toscano, 57th District: Local (434)
220-1660.. Richmond (804) 698 1057. Email DelDToscano@house.state.va.us
Web presence: www.davidtoscano.com
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice, Science and Technology
Delegate Robert Bell, 58th District: Local: 2309 Finch Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911; (434) 245-8900; and DelRBell@house.state.va.us, Rm 810 General Assembly Building, Richmond, Virginia. (804) 698-1058
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice; Privileges and Elections; and Health Welfare and Institutions. See also, bills Rob Bell has introduced.
Delegate Matt Farriss., 59th District: Local (434) 821-5929; Richmond (804) 698-1059; electronic mail -- DelMFarriss@house.virginia.gov
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; ; General Laws; and Rules. See also, bills Watkins Abbitt has introduced.
Delegate R. Steven Landes, 25th District: Local (540) 245-5540; Richmond (804) 698-1025; electronic mail -- DelSLandes@house.state.va.us
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; and Rules. See also, bills Steve Landes has introduced.
Virginia General Assembly: The toll free number for the Virginia General Assembly is 1-800-889-0229.
The City of Charlottesville offers a Visitors Calendar And the University of Virginia has a student calendar. Check them out.
Local Political Web Sites
~The Albemarle County Democratic Committee~ The Albemarle County Republican Committee~ The Jefferson Area Libertarians~ The Charlottesville Democratic Committee~ The Charlottesville Republican Committee~ University Democrats~ Richmond Sunlight~ Virginia Public Access Project~ David Toscano~ Helena Cobban~ Fluvanna Democrats~ Brian Wheeler~ Fifth Congressional District Democrats~ Jennifer McKeever~ Obama Truth Squad~ Fluvanna County Republicans~ Jefferson Area Tea Party~
The Community Chalkboard
See the Thomas Jefferson Center's Monuments to Free Expression.