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Harry, Harry, Harry!
Yes we all know the party affiliation concerning candidates for school board is not allowed but…these parties want to stick their noses in where they do not belong and believe me they do! The Virginia Legislature should have very stiff monetary penalties for when they do. That’s how you get the message across. The only way they are going to stop meddling is to hit them in the pocket book! Candidates love having party affiliation so their work is much easier. Getting signatures, money, advertisement etc. each person should have an even playing field and become elected based on their merits not because the party says so.
Willie Toney, Derek Wood, Gwen Washington, Helen Reynolds and Kristen Forrester along with members of the democratic party including Congressman Connolly gathered at Helen Reynolds home for the announcment of their running for office.All the above are current council members! AND YES THEY HAD TO DISCUSS TOWN BUSINESS, AFTER ALL THEY ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE!
As Paul Harvey Says, Here is the rest of the story.