Monday, January 21, 2013
If passed, Manassas Park and Manassas would be affected because the area are represented by Sen. Charles "Chuck" Colgan.
Manassas Park and parts of Manassas could have a new person representing it in the Virginia Senate if a bill that narrowly passed in the state senate Monday night takes effect. The Senate bill, which squeezed through with a 20-19 vote, shifts the districts of five senate Democrats—three representing Northern Virginia—toward more Republican-voting areas. (See a map of the proposed redistricting in the media box to the right.) Under the proposal, the districts of John Edwards (D-21st) Dave Marsden (D-37th), George Barker (D-39th), Charles "Chuck" Colgan (D-29th) and John Miller (D-1st) would all change. Virginia’s legislature last redistricted House and Senate districts in 2011. Republican Sen. John Watkins (R-10th) defended the bill as "an…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Charles "Chuck" Colgan was sworn into the VA senate today for the 10th time. Colgan often boasts he's the only senator to hail from Manassas Park.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thursday, December 1, 2011
City Council broke bread and discussed issues pertinent to Manassas Park with state lawmakers during the city’s annual legislative dinner on Tuesday at the Manassas Park Community Center.
City Council broke bread and discussed issues pertinent to Manassas Park with state lawmakers during the city’s annual legislative dinner on Tuesday at the Manassas Park Community Center. Long-time Virginia Sen. Charles “Chuck” Colgan of the 29th district was in attendance along with Del. Bob Marshall R-13 who officially began representing Manassas Park after defeating Democratic candidate Carl Genthner in the November House of Delegates race. Marshall attended the legislative dinner for the first time because of this year’s redistricting. Manassas Park was represented by Del. Jackson Miller before the changes took place. Council created a list comprised of five legislative priorities to be considered when lawmakers reconvene in …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Traffic on Route 28 tops the legislative agenda city council said it plans to present to Del. Bob Marshall and Sen. Charles Colgan.
Traffic on Route 28 tops the legislative agenda city council said it plans to present to Del. Bob Marshall and Sen. Charles Colgan—the two men who represent Manassas Park and portions of Manassas and Prince William County in the Virginia House and Senate, respectively. The body gave city staff direction on preparing the agenda a work session held during council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. The document isn't yet finalized, but will be presented to Marshall and Colgan on Nov. 29. The agenda is comprised of issues that affect Manassas Park; it is these issues the governing body wants Marshall and Colgan to focus on when the General Assembly is in session in Richmond. Council members also created another list with topics the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Here's who got the majority of the votes in Manassas Park.
Del. Bob Marshall-R claimed the majority of the votes in Manassas Park, defeating his opponent, Democratic Carl Genthner. Marshall received 665 votes or 54 percent of the 1,213 votes cast in the city, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections website. Genthner received 547 votes or 45 percent of the total number of votes in Manassas Park. Sen. Charles J. Colgan claimed the majority of the votes in Manassas Park with 51 percent. His Republican challenger Tom T. Gordy received 596, or 48 percent of the 1, 224 votes cast. Prince William County Sheriff Glen Hill also won the majority of the votes in Manassas Park, with 709 votes. Independent challenger Mike Messier received 437 votes or, 37 percent. There are 6,514 voters in …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Manassas Park residents questioned area candidates about transportation, education and other important issues in Prince William County.
Transportation and education were the main focuses of the candidate forum in Manassas Park on Tuesday night. Each candidate gave a brief biography of himself and his platform. All of the candidates proposed major changes to transportation, especially along Route 28, and all of them commented on improving the quality of education. “I have lots of experience on the hill,” said Tom Gordy, Republican candidate for Virginia Senate. "I am ready for a change and I want my children to have the best education and future opportunities possible.” Gordy spoke at length about his goals for Prince William County including bringing more high-paying jobs to Manassas and Manassas Park, working to better Route 28 and meeting the academic needs of area …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Still torn about who you're going to vote for next month? Meet some of the candidates tonight at a special forum at the Manassas Park Community Center.
Still not totally sure who will get your vote next month? Then the Candidate's Forum tonight at the Manassas Park Community Center may help make up an undecided mind. The forum, which will commence at 7 p.m., is an informal meet-and-greet that will give Manassas Park residents a chance to get some of their most pressing (or least pressing) questions answered by the candidates themselves. If you've never met a certain candidate, it may be a good idea to head out there. For example, Del. Bob Marshall now represents Manassas Park because of redistricting. Del Jackson Miller represented the city for years and many residents may not know Marshall. The event is expected to attended by all the candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot. Here's a list: …