It is Election Day here in Virginia, so get out there and vote for the candidates you believe will make your town, city, county and state a better place for all. If there is a race on the ballot today that you do not feel like you can support anyone running, I suggest you write-in Terrence… More Vote Today . . . and Write-In Terrence to Honor His Memory
Funeral services for Terrence Boulden will be held Friday morning, Oct. 30, at the Ames Funeral Home in Manassas. There will be a viewing at 10:00 a.m. followed by services at 11:00 a.m. Terrence will be interred at Stafford Memorial Park. The address for the funeral home is: 8914 Quarry Road Manassas, VA 20110 A… More Details on Funeral Services for Terrence Boulden and a Request for Help for the Boulden Family
The murders in South Carolina aren’t about a flag or even guns. This is about someone who is evil and committed an evil act. He can’t even be called mentally ill because he reportedly told the police that he nearly didn’t go through with the shooting because the people there were so nice to him,… More The Real Lesson from South Carolina
The School of Athens blog is reporting via a post by edmundrandolph1753 that Disney is moving quickly to revive its plans for the Disney’s America theme park in Virginia. Instead of Prince William County where it was to have been located 20 years ago, word is they are looking at Amherst County just north of… More “Disney’s America” Theme Park Plans Revived for Virginia?
I began my weekend on Friday fully intending to vote for former Del. Mark Dudenhefer in the Republican primary on Tuesday. Now, as I write this on Sunday evening I am struggling between not voting in the primary and voting for his opponent Tim Ciampaglio. What changed my mind? Two contacts made to my household… More Mark Dudenhefer Lost My Vote This Weekend
It was incredibly inconsiderate to schedule the Law Enforcement United Bike Ride for the morning rush hour along U.S. 1. Thousands of school children were late for school today along the Route 1 corridor in Prince William County (and in the public schools, today is the first day of SOL testing). Police closed off large… More Police Bicycle Ride Snarls Traffic In Eastern PWC
Prince William County is preparing to select a name for the county’s 12th high school. There has been much controversy about the school — the fact that it is the costliest high school ever built in Virginia as well as its location next to the county dump, the discovery of an unmarked graveyard on the… More Will PWC Fail History Again In Naming Its New High School?
March 4, 2015 Chairman Bill Card Prince William County Republican Committee 4431 Prince William Parkway Woodbridge, VA 22192-5301 Dear Chairman Card, I regret to inform you that I must resign my membership in the Prince William County Republican Committee effective immediately. While I have served the party faithfully in a variety of capacities since moving… More My Letter of Resignation from the PWC GOP
The Virginia State Senate voted 22-16 yesterday to implement run-off elections for statewide offices where no candidate receives a majority of the vote. The Washington Times article reporting on this gets the analogy wrong, however — it wouldn’t turn Virginia’s system into one like Louisiana’s since Louisiana holds a “jungle primary” on Election Day and… More Virginia Steps Towards Statewide Election Run-Offs
Prince William County is infamous for being a terrible place for new businesses to get started (unless you are a home builder with a treasury full of potential campaign contributions) as I have previously detailed here, here and here. Well, right next to the Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shop I wrote about in my post… More PWC In No Hurry To Get New Businesses Open
On Jan. 16, Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins filed a formal complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee against Sen. Mark Warner. The law at issue is the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) passed by Democrats in the wake of former Congressman Tom Delay (R-TX) and his so-called “K Street… More Complaint Filed Against Mark Warner With Senate Ethics Committee Over The #VirginiaWay
Letter to Amazon Exec Jeff Bezos Dear Friends: On Monday Senator Dick Black and I sent a letter via email and fax to Amazon.com President, Jeff Bezos, asking him to reconsider the location of his data center in Haymarket, Virginia. The current location is in rural crescent area of Prince William County and will require… More Bob Marshall, Dick Black Write Amazon.com Pres. Jeff Bezos on Haymarket Facility
In a comment to a post on The Sheriff of Nottingham in Prince William County, a voter in PWC’s Brentsville District states that he/she received a call from [Brentsville Dist. supervisor candidate Scott] Jacob’s campaign a couple of days ago and they said he was the Republican candidate [in the Dec. 23 special election]. I… More Scott Jacobs Campaign Still Claiming GOP Label; PWC GOP Notifies Him of His Ouster
Two weeks from tomorrow, Dec. 23, voters in Prince William County’s Brentsville District head to the polls in a special election to fill the seat vacated by former Supervisor Wally Covington (R) who has been confirmed by the Virginia General Assembly for a judgeship in the county. Virginia Virtucon’s endorsed candidate, Jeanine Lawson, is looking… More Agenda 2015: A Plan to Reform Prince William County Government
This just came in over the window transom into Virtucon’s virtual offices. We’ve known about this for a while, but have held off on releasing this so that Susan could do so on her own terms… Over the last two years, I’ve heard the same thing from people across Stafford County and Fredericksburg: the politicians in… More Stimpson Launches Primary Challenge To Howell
Sometime between Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, Prince William County lost its Assistant Planning Director. No, he didn’t die or mysteriously disappear on a Malaysia Airlines flight. Ray Utz was arrested on the 19th and sometime between then and when InsideNOVA published an article on the 21st about his arrest on two counts of indecent… More The Perfect New Assistant Planning Director for PWC
Scott Jacobs, the Republican-turned-Independent candidate for Brentsville Dist. supervisor in Prince William County, has filed his Statement of Economic Interests as a candidate (see here and here). It appears that once again, just as his sloppy handling of a simple filing fee cost him the chance to compete for the GOP nomination, Mr. Jacobs put his incompetence on display once again with this filing (and perhaps revealed an intriguing issue with the county’s assessment system.)… More Scott Jacobs’ Statement of Economic Interests Makes for Interesting Reading
Virginia Virtucon first went live March 23, 2006 after several of us split from another blog that we were affiliated with at the time. For nearly the past nine years I have played a major role with this blog, serving as Editor-in-Chief for most of that time. A lot of contributors have come and gone… More Big Changes Are Coming To Virtucon…
Guest Post by Willie Deutsch In the 2014 Midterm Elections, voters supported candidates whose platforms focused on job creation for small businesses. This comes as no surprise, given that between 2005 and 2012 overall employment declined, adding the strain of economic turbulence to all of the other challenges small businesses face throughout the commonwealth. Most… More Guest Post: Natural Gas – Virginia’s Small Business Boon
I noticed something very interesting in last week’s election results. For the first time in at least 20 years, Prince William County and Loudoun County split in how they voted for the top of the ticket. While Ed Gillespie narrowly carried Loudoun County by about 0.5%, Mark Warner carried PWC by almost 3%. I have… More PWC-Loudoun Split Politically For First Time In Modern Era
Polls are now open in the Commonwealth of Virginia and will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight. So long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. Have you voted yet? How long did it take you to get through the line? What sort of turnout has there been… More ELECTION DAY OPEN THREAD – Share Your Stories Here!
Yesterday, we brought you news that Real Clear Politics said to keep your eyes on the Virginia senate race as one that may blindside pundits and pollsters on election night. Today, we get further confirmation of such movement towards Ed Gillespie as RCP downgrades Mark Warner’s chances of holding the seat for Democrats from Likely… More Real Clear Politics Downgrades Mark Warner’s Chances for Reelection