Tag: jim serba

Incumbents sweep in Waynesboro

Mayor Frank Lucente, Vice Mayor Bruce Allen and City Councilman Tim Williams swept to victory in contested races for seats on Waynesboro City Council Tuesday. Lucente’s win over former City Council member Lorie Smith in the At-Large race was something of a surprise. Smith, also a former School Board chair, had the backing of several […]

Chris Graham: Medicine

We have, unfortunately, experience with losing elections – we being progressives in Waynesboro, loosely defined. And I say loosely defined because the word progressive means something very different in Waynesboro than it does just about everywhere else in the country

Chris Graham: Can’t cut your way to prosperity

The quickest way to lose 50 pounds is to cut off a limb. Thwack. Right there, you’ve cut 25 percent off the top without having to do more than get anethesized

Mayor, incumbents put on defensive on land deal at forum

Mayor Frank Lucente was on the defensive at a Thursday night candidates forum on the issue of the controversial $3.5 million land deal that his City Council agreed to with two former political supporters. “I think in the long run we made a good deal. If I was doing a business deal, I would do […]

Election Day | Serba pleased with turnout

AFP editor Chris Graham interviewed Waynesboro city-treasurer candidate Jim Serba this afternoon at the Westminster Presbyterian Church polling precinct. Chris and Jim talked about voter turnout, the anecdotal evidence that there has been significant interest in the write-in candidates and more. AFP Video. Length: 2:01.

Chris Graham | Where I am on local elections

I explained in a column today on our new sister website, VirginiaPoliticsToday.com, how much I loathe making endorsements. That said, I get it that some of our readers are at the least interested in knowing where I am on local elections, assuming that since I do news and analysis for a living I might have […]

AFP Focus | Treasurer candidates debate audit issues

Waynesboro treasurer Sandee Dixon is facing three challengers, including two write-in challengers, in the wake of a series of four state audit reports raising issue with her management of the city money office. The four faced a question on the audit issue at a candidates forum sponsored by Waynesboro Citizens for Responsible Spending Wednesday night. […]

A fourth candidate enters Waynesboro treasurer race

Add another name to the list of candidates for the Waynesboro city treasurer job. Terry Kent, 54, has thrown his hat into the ring for the seat held by embattled Treasurer Sandee Dixon. Dixon is running for a second term in the job in the face of a series of negative local and state audit […]

AFP InDepth | How to win a write-in campaign

Sally Thomas knew well the conventional wisdom about write-in campaigns – “which is that a write-in candidate can’t win.” But Thomas and a group of friends opposing the planned Route 29 Western Bypass decided that it was worth the fight. “A bunch of us decided that somebody had to step forward and try to run,” […]

Serba announces write-in candidacy for treasurer job

Jim Serba is done complaining about the issues in the Waynesboro treasurer’s office. The retired retail-store troubleshooter wants to do something about it. “I’m not going to blast anybody. Everybody is trying to do the best that they can. But from what I’ve read, things are basically out of control in that office, and somebody […]