Thursday, March 21, 2013
Donna Sellinger of Gainesville announced on March 13 that she was running against Bob Marshall for his 13th District House of Delegates seat. A week later, she announced she was no longer running.
Exactly one week after announcing she was running for the 13th District Virginia House of Delegates seat, Donna Sellinger announced she was pulling out of the race completely. “For personal reasons, I have decided that I will no longer be seeking election to the House of Delegates,” Sellinger said in a statement released Wednesday evening by her press secretary, Liz Merrow. Sellinger was running against incumbent veteran Republican Del. Bob Marshall. The 13th District covers Manassas Park and select areas of Prince William County such as Gainesville, where Sellinger lives. What do you think about Sellinger's decision? Tell us in the comments below. “A great deal of consideration has gone into this choice, and I would like to thank my …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Delegate said he plans to run for re-election, already getting opposition.
Longtime Virginia Del. Bob Marshall said he is running again for his position in November as a likely opponent emerges, Donna Sellinger of Gainesville. “Anybody who wants to can run,” said Marshall, a conservative Republican who represents the 13th District which includes Manassas Park and parts of Prince William County. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1991 and began serving his current area after redistricting in 2010. Sellinger, a former teacher and retired active duty Army Reservist, announced on her website Wednesday that she would run for the seat as a Democrat. In a Thursday interview, Sellinger said she plans to officially file with the Virginia State Board of Elections this week. Marshall said he doesn’t know …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
House of Delegates Speaker says review likely to come on laws restricting gun ownership for the mentally ill.
House of Delegates Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford, told WTOP Connecticut has stricter gun laws than Virginia. "It goes way beyond gun control," Howell said, referring to the killings at Sandy Hook. Howell told WTOP he expects the 2013 General Assembly to review restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and proposals for increased school security. The General Assembly meets for 30 days in odd-numbered years, with an option to extend annual sessions for a maximum of 30 days, according to the General Assembly website. This year's session begins on January 9. Related Stories on Gun Control and School Security: Letter to the Editor: Striving for What is Reasonable Letter to the Editor: Gun Legislation Virginia Educators Rebut …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
George Allen wins Republican Senate Primary despite a low voter turnout in Manassas and across Virginia.
Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senate Candidate George Allen won support from just over 50 percent of voters in the City of Manassas and Prince William County during Tuesday's Republican Primary. Allen, who beat out Republican candidates Bob Marshall, Jamie Radtke and E.W. Jackson, received 65 percent of the total Virginia vote in the GOP Primary; Radtke came in second with 23 percent, Marshall had 7 percent and Jackson had 5 percent. The win came despite a low voter turnout in Manassas and across Virginia: fewer than 5.1 percent of active voters statewide cast ballots on Tuesday. In Manassas City, the average was about 5.5 percent. There was no Democratic primary held in Manassas City or Prince William County. By the numbers for …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) casts his vote Tuesday at Signal Hill Elementary School.
Even with one of their own neighbors on the ballot, it's difficult getting people to come out and vote in a primary, especially on a rainy day, if Tuesday is any indication. Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) who is running for U.S. Senate is on the ballot today with three fellow Republicans. He said Tuesday he hoped that the people in the small city would vote for him. He believed they would support him if they knew he was running, he said Tuesday. A lot of people don’t know he is seeking the post, he added. Marshall showed up at his home precinct, Signal Hill Elementary School, in Manassas just before 10 a.m. He stepped out of his white Ford Crown Victoria and slowly strolled up the sidewalk to cast his ballot in the Republican primary. “I’…
Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at University of Mary Washington, said GOP nominee George Allen has two things going in his favor for Tuesday's primary.
The people who turn out to vote in Tuesday's Republican Primary are the most motivated voters in Virginia. "These are people who care enough to show up when most people are in all honesty [more] worried about graduations, and weddings and summer vacation plans than what’s on the ballot come November," said Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at University of Mary Washington. Senate Republican Party primary voters across the state will choose among George F. Allen, Jamie L. Radtke, R.G. "Bob" Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner will run against Democrat Tim Kaine. Farnsworth said George Allen has two advantages over his three opponents. "The first is money. He was able to raise so much more than all of his Republican …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Former senator, governor hopes to recapture his old Senate seat.
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Former Senator and Gov. George Allen hopes to recapture the Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who won the seat by less than 10,000 votes. Allen announced in January last year that he planned to run again. The next month, Webb announced his retirement from the Senate. Allen is up against three fellow Republicans vying for the seat: Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall and E.W. Jackson. The winner of the primary will face Democrat former Gov. Tim Kaine in the general election. George Felix Allen, 60, began his political career in 1982, shortly …
Voters will decide Tuesday among four Republicans running for U.S. Senate.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With congressional primary elections scheduled next week, Patch is profiling each of the four Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate, who will face each other on the ballot June 12. Virginia House of Delegates member Bob Marshall, one of the most conservative voices in Richmond, is one of four Republicans running for the U.S. Senate. His name will appear on Tuesday's GOP primary ballot along with former Sen. George Allen, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. and Jamie Radtke, former chairwoman of the Virginia Federation of Tea Party Patriots. This is his second attempt at running for the U.S. Senate. Marshall, 68, from Prince William County, is looking beyond Tuesday's primary and taking on former Gov. Tim Kaine, who is likely to be the …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Manassas Park Del. Bob Marshall gathered the required number of signatures to appear on the ballot.
Manassas Park Del. Bob Marshall gathered some 17,000 signatures in an effort to be placed on the June 12 U.S. Senate Republican Primary Ballot, along with three others, the Republican Party of Virginia announced. Out of the four candidates, Marshall had the third most signatures with 17,133, according to the Republican Party of Virginia. Former Gov. George Allen had the most with 26,869 and is considered the clear favorite to win by the party, according to the Washington Post. Former Virginia Tea Party Patriots head Jamie Radtke had the second most signatures with 21,522. E.W. Jackson had the least amount of signatures with 11,188.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Del. Bob Marshall said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's office handled House Bill 1160 in a "secretive, backdoor way."