“Almighty God hath created the mind free.” So Thomas Jefferson opened his Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. In that founding document of our Commonwealth, Jefferson went on to decry fallible religious or political leaders who would try to influence freedom of conscience through social or political pressure, begetting “habits of hypocrisy and meanness.”
Dickie Bell. Scott Sayre. Lynn Mitchell. (Yes, that Lynn Mitchell.) Those are the names that we’re hearing associated with the open GOP nomination in the 20th House District. In order of likelihood … Dickie Bell: A Staunton native, Bell is in his fourth term on Staunton City Council, and it should be noted that he [...]
I’m hearing in bits and pieces that Tracy Pyles, the Pied Piper of the reassessment opposition in Augusta County, made a late inquiry into what he would need to do to get in the contest for the Democratic Party nomination in the 20th House District, and that he isn’t entirely behind the man who ended [...]
Erik Curren will formally launch his campaign for the 20th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. in Downtown Staunton. The event will be held at the Staunton Train Station and is open to the public.
Erik Curren has been circulating petitions for ballot access for a run for the 20th House District seat for several weeks now. He was planning an announcement of his intent to run for the seat currently held by Republican Chris Saxman for next week when word leaked to a local paper about the petitions.