Government & Courts

Ken Boyd. Photo: Ashley Twiggs

Election 2015: Harding in, Boyd out

Every year is an election year in Virginia, and this year, not only is everyone in the General Assembly up for reelection, but key offices in Charlottesville and Albemarle are on the ballot as well. So far in Albemarle, Sheriff Chip Harding (R) has announced he’ll seek a third and final term. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney […]

Charlottesville Electoral Board members (left to right) Rick Sincere, Joan Schatzman, and Jim Nix in a meeting on Thursday, November 6. Photo: Lisa Provence

City Dems’ displeasure ousts Schatzman from Electoral Board

Charlottesville Electoral Board chair Joan Schatzman became a casualty of the Sheri Iachetta registrar scandal January 10 when she was booted from reappointment to the board where she’s served for more than 11 years at a special meeting organized by her own party. Schatzman, a Democrat, and her fellow board members, Republican Rick Sincere and […]

(Left to right) Delegate David Toscano, Delegate Joe Morrissey and Senator Mark Warner. File photos

That’s a wrap! The annual Odd Dominion New Year’s quiz

Think you were paying attention to Virginia politics in 2014? Take our carefully curated multiple-choice quiz and find out just how much of an electoral obsessive you really are. 1. Although they won a pair of State Senate seats in January special elections, Virginia donkeys were dealt a huge blow when Democratic Senator Phil Puckett […]