Political Perspective: Virginia Goes Blue

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Commonwealth of Virginia spoke up, and they said that no longer will we tolerate what is occurring in Washington D.C. The entire Democratic ticket was elected on Tuesday night. Our next Governor will be Dr. Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist and Army veteran born and raised in Virginia. Justin Fairfax, a small business owner in Virginia will be our next lieutenant governor. Finally, Mark Herring, our current attorney general was reelected to the position. Continue reading “Political Perspective: Virginia Goes Blue”

Political Perspective: Vote for Change in Lynchburg

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

Over the past year we have seen much hate when it comes to politics. In the 2016 Presidential election we saw countless ads that spread hateful rhetoric and appealed to extremist beliefs. Even in this year’s gubernatorial election we have seen governor candidate Ed Gillespie spreading lies and hate about our current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Needless to say, the Republican party has been putting forth several candidates that spread this hate and some others that simply aren’t doing their job. The delegate for the twenty-third district of Virginia, Scott Garrett, has become lackadaisical in the last several years, even running unopposed in three elections. Continue reading “Political Perspective: Vote for Change in Lynchburg”