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Two political newcomers begin campaigns as incumbent council members mull re-election

Three seats on Harrisonburg’s City Council will be on the ballot in November’s election, and candidates are already lining up, starting with a pair of newcomers to political office.

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City Republicans mobilize with council set to consider – but not vote on – 2A Sanctuary request

The Harrisonburg City Council will discuss a request for a resolution supporting Second Amendment rights at its meeting next Tuesday night, but will not vote on the topic just yet.

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Legislative Q and A: As session begins, Wilt prepares for budget, ERA, absentee voting and gun debates

With the 2020 General Assembly session beginning today, Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, answered questions about how he expects to approach key issues, such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the commonwealth’s budget, what’s next with I-81, what it will be like serving in the minority and what he views as a threat of “radicals.”

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Newly Re-Elected Local Republicans Face New Reality in Richmond

By Jeremiah Knupp, senior contributor // Graphic by Ilse Ackerman Local Republicans re-elected to the General Assembly on Tuesday will return to a new environment in Richmond next year, after Democrats flipped control of both houses on Tuesday night. It will be the first time in 26 years that Virginia’s state’s legislative and executive branches …

Del. Tony Wilt and Sen. Mark Obenshain win reelection

With results in from all precincts on Tuesday night, Republican incumbent Del. Tony Wilt has won reelection in House District 26. According to unofficial results compiled by the city and county registrars, Wilt defeated Democratic challenger Brent Finnegan by 10,064 votes to 8,603.

Election 2019: talking points and things to know

It’s Tuesday and voting is on in the 2019 state legislative elections. For Harrisonburg voters, names on the ballot in the two General Assembly races should look familiar, as both the House of Delegates and State Senate races are rematches from last time around.

House District 26 Candidates discuss key election issues: Part III

The Citizen has interviewed both candidates contesting this seat – Republican incumbent Tony Wilt and his challenger Democrat Brent Finnegan – about some of the key issues in the race. This is the third and final part of the series.

House District 26 Candidates discuss key election issues: Part II

The Citizen has interviewed both candidates contesting this seat – Republican incumbent Tony Wilt and his challenger Democrat Brent Finnegan – about some of the key issues in the race. We are publishing their responses to our questions in three parts. This is the second; the final will run tomorrow.

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