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Xavier Warren wants to create jobs as lieutenant governor

First-time candidate Xavier Warren sees a variety of crises facing Virginia — those wrought by COVID-19, racial and economic inequity and climate change. Warren, a Democrat, said he’s running for lieutenant governor to position the commonwealth as a national leader in economic, racial and environmental justice as the pandemic ebbs.  “Truth be told, people have […]

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Del. Mark Levine aims to be a full-time lieutenant governor

Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, aims to rise above the job description of lieutenant governor. The lieutenant governor’s position has historically been a part-time job, but Levine’s campaign for the office promises that he will be Virginia’s “first full-time lieutenant governor.” “For centuries, it’s been like the vice president of the United States used to be […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul wants to build coalitions, make politics more accessible as lieutenant governor

Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, thinks that there are better ways to win elections and engage voters. His campaign for lieutenant governor aims to prove that coalition-building is key to getting agendas across.  “This is something I’ve been very passionate about my entire time in politics — is how can we use new age relational organizing […]

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Andria McClellan seeks to tackle climate change, internet accessibility as lieutenant governor

Andria McClellan, a member of the Norfolk City Council, has spent 30 years between private and public sectors. Her experience in local government, nonprofit advocacy and the state Democratic Party has “all sort of led up” to her current run for lieutenant governor, McClellan said.  McClellan said the overall theme of her campaign is promoting […]

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What can Charlottesville City Schools learn from Albemarle as it reexamines namesakes?

Charlottesville City Schools are embarking on a reexamination of the names of each school in the division. First under consideration are Venable and Clark Elementary schools — named after Charles S. Venable and George Rogers Clark, respectively.  The process begins without a “roadmap of where [the committee is] going,” said Beth Baptist, coordinator of special […]

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Former delegate Tim Hugo seeks to push back on Democratic control as lieutenant governor

Tim Hugo spent 17 years in the House of Delegates representing Fairfax County. But after losing his seat to Democratic Del. Dan Helmer amid the “blue wave” of 2019, Hugo is now aiming for the lieutenant governor’s seat. Hugo, a Republican, said he’s in the race because incumbent Democratic leadership is “going too far to […]

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Lance Allen aims to prioritize limited government as lieutenant governor

Air Force veteran and first-time candidate Lance Allen wants to elevate the lieutenant governor’s office to be more than one that presides over the state Senate and casts tie-breaking votes. Allen, a Republican, said he’s running for the office because it strikes a balance between citizen, legislator and executive.  “You get to see the legislation; […]

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Puneet Ahluwalia seeks to strengthen small business as lieutenant governor

Northern Virginia business consultant Puneet Ahluwalia has owned and managed several businesses alongside his wife, Nadia. He’s running on the Republican ticket for lieutenant governor with goals to help business owners across Virginia find similar success. As lieutenant governor, Ahluwalia said he plans to champion pro-business legislation to “tie the success of Northern Virginia with […]

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Sean Perryman to promote equitable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Sean Perryman had no intentions of running for political office when COVID-19 struck Virginia in March 2020. But when he witnessed the pandemic’s disproportionate effects on low-income, rural, Black and brown Virginians — coupled with the police killing of George Floyd — Perryman filed his bid to become the state’s next lieutenant governor.  “All these […]