Culpeper Government News
Patricia Richie-Folks, a local business manager, has announced her candidacy in the Nov, 4 election for the Manassas City Council. Her kickoff will be held on Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House Gifts & Gourmet located at 9126 Center St. in Manassas.
A Libertarian candidate who sought to run for the 1st Congressional District seat failed to make the ballot. Xavian Draper of Newport News wanted to challenge Republican Rep. Robert J. "Rob" Wittman and Democrat Norman G. "Norm" Mosher. But he fell 73 signatures short of what he needed on petitions to qualify for candidacy.
**INCIDENTS** Strong Armed Robbery – On August 13th at 1:58AM, officers responded to the area Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery.
The day after Congressman Eric Cantor gave his farewell speech as House Majority Leader, he announced his resignation.
Letters of Intent due July 8 to fill Culpeper Town Council vacancy.
It's a song all-too-familiar to Prince William County residents: state Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-29th) says he'll retire only to be talked into running for office again at the last minute by Democrats trying to capture or retain their majority. This time, however, Colgan says he means it. "This is my 40th year coming up," said the 87-year-old president pro tempore of the upper chamber of the legislature in Richmond.
Patrick J. Small has recently been appointed economic development director for the City of Manassas and will join the city staff on Aug. 11. “The city is growing, becoming a destination of choice and having Patrick fill this much needed position is a great plus for future economic development for the City of Manassas,” City Manager William Patrick Pate said in a written statement.
In an era of hyper-partisanship in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, even tokens of aisle-crossing can be an accident by a new guy. Last week, the Virginia state Senate voted along party lines to approve of a budget that every Republican supported and every Democrat voted against. Well, except for state Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-6th).
The Quantico National Cemetery parade deck was filled with Marines, past and present, and members of the local community for the Potomac Region Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26. Memorial Day, a national holiday commemorating those who have died in service to their country, was originally called Decoration Day and was proclaimed by Gen. John Logan on May 30, 1868. It is now commemorated on the last Monday in May.
Budget also addresses $1.5 billion shortfall.