2019 Virginia Beach Elections: Questions for Republican primary candidates for city treasurer

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Ed. — The following are responses to questions posed by The Independent News to candidates in the Tuesday, June 11, Republican primary to become the party’s nominee for city treasurer. The answers to our questions in this series… Continue Reading


Elections: Incumbent Villanueva fends off GOP challenger in 21st Virginia House District primary, faces Democrat Fowler in November

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — State Del. Ron Villanueva defeated Bill Haley in a Republican primary to remain the party’s candidate in the 21st Virginia House District, which Villanueva has represented since 2010. The next challenge he will face is… Continue Reading


Unofficial GOP primary returns: DeSteph wins in the 8th Senate District, Cosgrove takes 14th Senate

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Bill R. DeSteph Jr., a state delegate and former member of the City Council, today defeated airline pilot Craig M. Hudgins to be the Republican candidate seeking to replace state Sen. Jeff McWaters in the 8th Virginia Senate… Continue Reading