Governor

Tom Perriello has plenty of support in Charlottesville, but will that carry him to a statewide Democratic nomination for governor?
Photo Jen Fariello

Perriello resurfaces… and wants to be governor

Former congressman Tom Perriello announced his surprise candidacy for governor of Virginia Thursday, upsetting the plans of many leading Virginia Democrats. In a hastily arranged speech at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in downtown Charlottesville, Perriello spoke of how his father first arrived in Virginia. “He grew up in West Virginia, Italian immigrant […]

Maria DeHart (round sunglasses) marches on towards the Governor’s Mansion. 

Photo Courtesy of Dave Parrish Photography

UVA students join March on Mansion protest

Four “brides” decked out in distressed wedding gowns joined the March on the Mansion demonstration July 23 to protest Governor Terry McAuliffe’s relationship with the fossil fuel industry. UVA third-year Maria DeHart was one of four women sporting glitzy wedding dresses that were caked in debris, torn and accessorized with chains. They walked in unison […]

James Murray joins the UVA Board of Visitors with previous experience on the College of William & Mary BOV.

Photo courtesy James Murray

Changing of the BOV guard

Every year, the governor announces appointments to the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors. While donations are not a prerequisite, it’s been common in the past to find that appointees have contributed to the governor, and this year is no exception. Three out of the four new members have made significant donations. President Teresa Sullivan’s […]

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