Thursday, March 21, 2013
Donna Sellinger of Gainesville announced on March 13 that she was running against Bob Marshall for his 13th District House of Delegates seat. A week later, she announced she was no longer running.
Exactly one week after announcing she was running for the 13th District Virginia House of Delegates seat, Donna Sellinger announced she was pulling out of the race completely. “For personal reasons, I have decided that I will no longer be seeking election to the House of Delegates,” Sellinger said in a statement released Wednesday evening by her press secretary, Liz Merrow. Sellinger was running against incumbent veteran Republican Del. Bob Marshall. The 13th District covers Manassas Park and select areas of Prince William County such as Gainesville, where Sellinger lives. What do you think about Sellinger's decision? Tell us in the comments below. “A great deal of consideration has gone into this choice, and I would like to thank my …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Donna Sellinger is running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
If you're going What: Sellinger for Delegate Campaign Kick Off Event When: 3 p.m. Where: Clubhouse, Virginia Oaks Golf Club, 7950 Virginia Oaks Dr., Gainesville Info: sellinger4delegate.com/ Gainesville resident Donna Sellinger is hoping to leave semi-retirement behind to represent the people of Manassas Park and Gainesville. Sellinger announced Wednesday that she is running against incumbent Republican Bob Marshall to represent the 13th district in the Virginia House of Delegates. Delegate seats are up for grabs every two years; the election is in November and the term begins in January. Sellinger, a Democrat, said Thursday that she intends to file with the Virginia State Board of Elections this week. “I wanted to run because I saw a …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The charter amendment would have made it possible for the city's school division to set its own schedule, allowing for the start of school before Labor Day.
An amendment to Manassas Park's city charter that would have been a work around a law that prevents classes from starting before Labor Day, failed to pass in the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate. Senate Bill 1245 came up four votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Virginia Senate on Tuesday, school officials said. The bill was introduced by Manassas Park and Manassas Sen. Charles J. Colgan-D. If passed, the bill would have amended and reenacted 5.6 of Chapter 912 of the Acts of Assembly of 1993, which provided a charter for the Manassas Park related to its schools, meaning the schools would have been allowed to set their on class schedules. An identical bill was introduced in the House of Delegates this year by…
Friday, December 21, 2012
In interview on WTOP Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says idea should be explored.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said on Tuesday that it may be time to explore the idea of arming teachers and other school officials. Del. Bob Marshall of the 13th district, which includes Manassas Park, has proposed a bill that would require schools to have some staff, certified in gun safety and competence, carry concealed weapons, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Republican governor made his remarks in an interview Tuesday on WTOP. His remarks came during a discussion of the killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., on Friday. The governor was asked: "What about the idea of allowing people — adults, supervisors, principals, teachers — to be armed inside the public schools of Virginia?" "I…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
At least a half-dozen bills before the Virginia General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
By Zack Budryk Capitol News Service RICHMOND – At least a half-dozen bills before the General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists. They see the proposals as part of a broader trend in state legislatures across country. Last year, lawmakers in states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Tennessee passed laws requiring voters to show more identification before voting. Critics say those laws disenfranchise low-income, elderly and student voters. “There is legislation [in the assembly] that will erect barriers to people registering to vote, get in a ballot or even trying to assist somebody else who’s voting,” said Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, who chairs the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Delegate Charniele …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Del. Bob Marshall, who represents Manassas Park as well as parts of Manassas and Prince William County, said he is considering a late entry into the U.S. Senate race.