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Thomas K. Norment, Jr.

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  • Chafin wins Va. Senate seat, GOP solidifies control

    There were three special elections today (results) for Virginia General Assembly seats. Del. Ben Chafin handily won an open Senate seat in the 38th District, cementing GOP control in that chamber. You may know this seat as "used to be Phil Puckett's."...
  • Mason, Ward named "legislative heroes" for environment votes

    Twenty-three Virginia legislators, including Peninsula delegates Monty Mason and Jeion Ward, voted the Virginia League of Conservation voters position 100 percent of the time during the General Assembly's 2014 session. The scorecard is here (pdf) and...
  • New Virginia Senate committee assignments

    With their narrow majority back in hand, Senate Republicans re-worked the chamber's committees tonight, removing Democrats from chairmanships and putting Republicans in their places. They made state Sen. Walter Stosch the body's president pro tem. State...
  • Redistricting stalemate broken

    Redistricting stalemate broken
    UPDATE: Gov. Bob McDonnell late Thursday said he would sign the redistricting legislation passed by the General Assembly "as soon as it reaches my desk." In a statement, the governor said the legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier in the day...
  • Virginia oyster industry fights off aquaculture bills

    Virginia oyster industry fights off aquaculture bills
    Doug McMinn would rather work on the Rappahannock River than talk to politicians. Yet that's exactly what he was doing over the winter when state lawmakers began tinkering with Virginia's oyster aquaculture laws. McMinn and fellow oyster growers...
  • Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him

    Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him
    Redistricting is an ugly process, one that almost always leaves bruised feelings among the minority party. And that's playing out in both chambers of the General Assembly this week. Republicans control the House of Delegates and have eliminated the...
  • John Adams, former supervisor, opts not to run for election

     
    Former Gloucester Point Supervisor John J. Adams Sr. has decided against running for election to the Board of Supervisors this year. Adams had given mulled running, as recently as this past weekend. In an e-mail, Adams said the Gloucester 40 celebrated......
  • Local GOP activists still standing by their man

    Local GOP activists still standing by their man
    Top members of his own party would rather he resign. The House speaker has issued a public rebuke and launched an ethics investigation. But instead of going away, Del. Phil Hamilton is going door-to-door in the 93rd District. And local GOP officials...
  • STORY: Man asking for new trial rests his case

    A judge on Wednesday threw out several claims for a new trial brought by a man convicted of capital murder in Newport News 19 years ago, allowing three remaining claims to proceed. Norfolk Circuit Court Judge John R. Doyle III said there wasn't...
  • STORY: Lawyers spar over request for new trial in 1991 Newport News capital murder case

    STORY: Lawyers spar over request for new trial in 1991 Newport News capital murder case
    Stressed from a murder trial and the possible death sentence he faced, David Wayne Boyce simply did not remember the Polaroid picture that a police detective took of him when he was first brought in for questioning on the day his roommate was killed in...
  • Honoring Stanaway, Hargis and others

     
    Tommy Norment, a Republican state Senator who represents Gloucester, plans to honor a few notable Gloucester citizens who died last year.Norment penned commemorations for Robin Stanaway, Gloucester's former sheriff who died Dec. 26. He asked for a similar...