I am pleased to tell you that I am running for the City Council as an Independent. I look forward to coming to know you better over the coming months and sharing with you who I am and what I believe. More importantly, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on what we can do to make government work better for you.
A drawn-out political drama over whether to seat Democrat Charniele Herring (D-46) in the House of Delegates came to an end Monday after a panel of judges decided that the Alexandria Circuit Court had no authority to include 25 uncounted ballots absentee and improperly marked ones in a subsequent recount.
Forget about the partisan squabbling among Republicans and Democrats over the seating of Alexandria Democrat Charniele Herring in the Generally Assembly. The Republican majority in the House refusing to seat her last week in its first session sparked a roadblock to an otherwise auspicious beginning of an important budget year.
Alexandria Circuit Court Chief Judge Donald M. Haddock decided Wednesday to hold a recount Monday, January 26, at the Alexandria Courthouse where he and two other Virginia judges hope to solve the messy controversy over who owns the West Ends seat in the Virginia House of Delegates Democrat Charniele Herring or Republican Joe Murray.
An expectedly sparse turnout of 2,679 voters pulled the levers at West End precincts Tuesday, electing Democrat Charniele Herring as delegate of the 46th District in a special election, according to unofficial returns from the Virginia State Board of Elections.
In the midst of Alexandrias projected $10.5 million shortfall for the current fiscal year and the single largest enrollment increase in the state, the budget that Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Morton Sherman and his staff presented to the school board on January 8 represents a marked break from the past.