The following are articles from newspapers, blogs, and other news sources throughout the Commonwealth and the country featuring members of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus.
A lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia, Bill Carrico has served the region in the House of Delegates for the past ten years. Now, he is running for the Senate in the open 40th District. As a retired state trooper, Bill has worked in the House of Delegates on public safety issues and has developed a reputation as a reliable conservative voice. He is running for the Senate on a platform of low taxes, improved education, and promotion of coal and agriculture. His local roots and strong representation over the past decade will help Bill win election to the Senate this year.
Patricia Phillips is a small business woman, grassroots activist, and longtime Northern Virginia resident. The company Patricia founded over 25 years ago, Phillips Resources, helps bridge the gap between food companies and schools to provide more nutritious and suitable meals for school lunches. Her experience bringing government and business together for a common good will form the backbone of her philosophy in governing. Active in her community, Patricia recently served a term as chair of the Loudoun County Crime Commission. Her grassroots campaign is focused on job creation, improvin
Mickey Chohany is a lifelong Peninsula resident, a successful small businessman and a former Williamsburg City Councilman. For over 25 years, Mickey has operated popular restaurants in Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg. He has been active on numerous civic boards and commissions. As a proven vote getter who has attracted votes across partisan and racial lines, Mickey is well prepared to win in the First Senate District. His campaign is focused on running government like a business and attracting jobs to the lower Peninsula.
Richmond, Va, 24 August 2011: At a Capitol briefing for members of the media today, Senate Republicans, along with Lt. Governor William T. “Bill” Bolling and Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins, celebrated the completion of the nomination season, confidently declaring that the quality and number of their party’s nominees will propel them to a majority in the November 8 general election.
College gets more expensive every year, and Virginia's colleges and universities are, unfortunately, helping to lead that advance. Tuition is up over 100% over the past decade, and has been rising about 40% faster than the national average over the past five. On average, the annual tuition increase at four-year institutions in Virginia has been 10.5% in constant dollars and 8% at two-year colleges.
Richmond, Va, 23 August 2011: Senate Republicans say tonight’s primary results leave them ideally positioned to win a majority in Virginia’s upper house this November.
Voters in today’s primaries determined the Republican nominees in seven Senate districts.
- Pittsylvania County filing deadline nears for November election-Star-Tribune- The filing deadline for independent candidates in the November election for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, School Board, and constitutional offices is Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.
- Senator Emmett Hanger
In less than a month, the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring begins its second phase. First convened a little over a year ago, the Reform Commission exists to identify a way forward for Virginia, making state government leaner, smarter, and more efficient.