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2018 Democratic Candidates Forum: R.D. Huffstetler

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Mar 172018
 

R.D. Huffstetler

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk with Democratic candidate R.D. Huffstetler about his run for Virginia’s 5th district. Topics include: Affordable healthcare in every zip code and focusing our education system on skills. Also, arming school teachers.

For four weeks in March, WPVC founder and station manager Jeff Lenert and Special Events coordinator Bob McAdams talk to Virginia 5th district candidates about their candidacy. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville Saturdays from 11 a.m. to Noon.

2018 Democratic Candidates Forum: Andrew Sneathern

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Mar 102018
 

Andrew Sneathern

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk with Democratic candidate Andrew Sneathern about his run for Virginia’s 5th district. Topics include: Healthcare as a right and obligation and addressing economic inequality. Also, early childhood education.

For four weeks in March, WPVC founder and station manager Jeff Lenert and Special Events coordinator Bob McAdams talk to Virginia 5th district candidates about their candidacy. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville Saturdays from 11 a.m. to Noon.

2018 Democratic Candidates Forum: Ben Cullop

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Mar 032018
 

Ben Cullop

Hosts Jeff Lenert and Bob McAdams talk to Democratic candidate Ben Cullop about his run for Virginia’s 5th district. Topics include: Healthcare options for Virginians and how Virginia can fuel economic growth. Also, the relationship between climate change and a growing economy.

For four weeks in March, WPVC founder and station manager Jeff Lennert and Bob McAdams talk to Virginia 5th district candidates about their candidacy. Join him on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville Saturdays in March from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Wake-Up Call: David Toscano, VA House of Delegates Democratic Leader

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Dec 072014
 

Rick is joined by David Toscano, VA House of Delegates Democratic Leader, from the 57th District. He’s in his fifth term and a member of the committees of Courts of Justice, Transportation and Rules. Focusing on new rules on ethics in the aftermath of former Governor McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges. Recent sexual assault issues in Virginia and the Hannah Graham case, Delegate Toscano is putting together a bill to expand the DNA database in the state.

Senator Creigh Deeds – Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for Governor

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Sep 142008
 

Senator Creigh Deeds shared his perspectives on the issues facing Virginia at a Senior Statesmen of Virginia event held September 10th, 2008 at the Northside Library in Abermarle County. Senator Deeds is seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor. Following his opening statement, questions were taken from members of the audience. Senator Deeds began his comments by reminding us that to compete in the 21st century we must be willing to take chances and be entrepreneurial in our approach.

Senator Deeds was elected to the House of Delegates in 1991, winning reelection five consecutive times before leaving the House to fill the seat of the late Senator Emily Couric in a special election in 2001. Four years later he was the Democratic nominee for state Attorney General, losing that race by the closest margin in Virginia history. He attended Virginia’s public schools and after completing undergraduate work at Concord College, he received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1984. He and his wife, Pam, live in Bath County at the western end of the 25th Senate District. They have four children: Amanda, Rebecca, Gus and Susannah.

Senator Deeds has spent the last two decades serving constituents from all walks of life–from his start as Bath County prosecutor in 1987 to his current position as a State Senator representing the City of Charlottesville and a district that stretches to the West Virginia border. Whether he was working to clean up one of Virginia’s largest Superfund sites, fighting for economic development, or writing some of the toughest legislation to keep our families safe and secure, Deeds has built his career as a consensus builder who delivers results.

He wrote Megan’s Law, which allows public access to the state sex offender registry, and sponsored the Amber Alert Program to keep our children safe. Using his relationships with law enforcement officers and his experience as a prosecutor, Deeds wrote the state law that has turned the tide against homegrown illegal methamphetamine drug labs.

In addition to his work to cleanup the Kim-Stan landfill Superfund site, Senator Deeds also wrote one of the most progressive laws to preserve open space and protect the environment. For his leadership and advocacy, he received the Leadership in Public Policy Award from The Nature Conservancy and the Preservation Alliance of Virginia named him Delegate of the Year.

When Virginia was in a financial crisis, Deeds worked with Governor Mark Warner to put the budget back in order cutting waste and protecting important priorities. The 2004 bipartisan budget agreement invested more than $1 billion in education, eliminated the state food tax, and put more police officers on the streets with the tools and the training they need to keep us safe.

Today he’s working with Governor Tim Kaine to keep Virginia moving forward with an energy policy that will cut greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the next two decades and a prekindergarten program that will put children on the path to success from the start.

With thanks to CPN volunteer Sean McCord for recording today’s event.

Liz Chadderdon on the uncertainty in the Democratic campaign for president

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Mar 082008
 

Liz Chadderon of the Chadderdon Group, a political consultant firm, joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the Democratic primaries. Chadderdon was surprised with Senator Hillary Clinton’s win in Texas.

“I did predict that [Tuesday] would not decide anything for us, but I have to say I didn’t think it would be that indecisive,” Chadderdon said.  “It’s a brand new day in this campaign.” Chadderdon and Coy talk about the effectiveness of negative campaigning, the impact of the Michigan and Florida primaries not counting towards delegate counts, and what it means that Republican Senator John McCain has his party’s nomination outright.

CRN: Fred Hudson of the Albemarle County Democratic Party

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Jun 062007
 

Fred Hudson is the chair of the Albemarle County Democratic Party and the Fifth Congressional District Democratic Party. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about the role of the Democrats in the waning days of the Bush Administration. Hudson discusses what Democrats believe, local Board of Supervisors candidates the party is running, and the party’s changing fortunes locally.

May 122007
 

(full story on Charlottesville Tomorrow)

The five Democratic candidates for three open seats on the Charlottesville City Council participated in their first candidate forum on Thursday, May 10th, in the cafeteria at Walker Upper Elementary School.

These forums are important opportunities for the public as the three candidates who are nominated at a Democratic caucus on June 2nd will likely end up as the next city councilors. Charlottesville Tomorrow spoke with city Republican Chair Buddy Weber this week who confirmed that the Republicans would not run a candidate this year. Independent candidates have until June 12th to file the paperwork to get on the ballot for the November general election.

Visit our Election Watch 2007 website for detailed information on the candidates, campaign finance reports, upcoming candidate forums, and related events. View all postings related to City elections.

Jan 222007
 

Are electronic voting machines vulnerable to computer hackers? That’s the topic of the January Charlottesville Albemarle Democratic Breakfast. A panel of speakers discuss serious software issues as well as recent controversies. Errors in counting, confusing displays and lack of documentation, and discuss possible paths forward.

The moderator is Jim Heilman, a former registrar in Albemarle County. Panelists include David Evans of the U.Va Computer Science Department, Charlottesville Electoral Board Secretary Rick Sincere and Will Harvey, Secretary of the Albemarle County Electoral Board. The event is introduced by Russ Linden, the co-chair of the Charlottesville City Democratic Committee.

If you’re organizing an event for the public and you’d like to have it recorded for posterity and podcast, we’re always looking for more events to post. Please contact us to be considered for inclusion.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Lowell Feld evaluates the Democratic Congress to date

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Jan 122007
 

Lowell Feld of the blog Raising Kaine is Coy Barefoot’s guest on the January 11th edition of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now. Topics include Feld’s appraisal of President Bush’s decision to raise troop levels in Iraq, Senator Jim Webb’s plumb assignments on the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, and an assessment of the Democrat’s first week in control of Congress.

Charlottesville–Right Now: “Blogfather” Jerome Armstrong on the future of the Democratic party in the digital age

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Jun 082006
 

The Internet helped propel the Howard Dean campaign into financial success, and Jerome Armstrong says the next successful presidential candidate will build on Dean’s success with the blogosphere. In 2001, Armstrong started the political blog MyDD, which inspired other Democrats to take up the practice. He’s written a book with Markos Moulitas (the guy behind Daily KoS) called Crashing the Gate: Grassroots, Netroots and the Rise of People Powered Politics. Armstrong is also working with former governor Mark Warner’s Forward Together PAC. He spoke to Coy Barefoot on the June 6 edition of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now about the future of the Democratic party in a digital age.

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City Council candidates speak at Democratic Breakfast

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Feb 212006
 

This past Saturday, the two Democratic candidates for the Charlottesville City Council faced questions from their peers at the party’s monthly breakfast. Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro are the only two declared Democrats vying for the two open council seats. Charlottesville Tomorrow recorded the event, which we present here. Visit Charlottesville Tomorrow’s blog entry on the topic for a run-down.