Culpeper Government News
The divide among town council members appeared to widen during discussions centering on an appointment to the planning commission, adding economic development duties to the tourism director’s position and creation of a procurement officer position.
"Virginia women (and Virginia men) don't need a representative who signs on to transvaginal ultrasounds and who thinks the ability to challenge unequal pay practices is a 'left-wing agenda.' Virginia women (and men) need John Foust: pro-equality, pro-education, pro-choice." - "Cosmo"'s editors in endorsing Foust for the 10th Congressional District seat
Culpeper's town council met to discuss a myriad of topics, mostly to do with money and how to craft a mission statement.
The fight for control of the Fauquier County Republican Committee is headed to court. Four members of the county committee have sued the Republican Party of Virginia and the 1st Congressional District Republican Committee. The 1st District includes the lower part of Prince William County.
The civil lawsuit filed by former Town Manager Kimberly Alexander in January alleging that ex-Mayor Calvin L. “Chip” Coleman defamed her was dismissed in Culpeper General District Court Sept. 5.
A federal jury returned guilty verdicts Thursday (Sept. 4) against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell and former First Lady of Virginia Maureen G. McDonnell for participating in a scheme to violate federal public corruption laws.
Shooting Investigation - On August 25th at 6:49PM, officers responded to the McDonalds located at 2891 Dale Blvd in Woodbridge (22913) to investigate a shooting. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 23 year old man, was shot in the face following an altercation in the parking lot. After being shot, the victim went into the McDonalds where police were contacted. The victim sustained a superficial, non-life threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
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.