Category: Harrisonburg Politics

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Hirschmann resigns from Harrisonburg City Council

UPDATED: Harrisonburg City Councilman George Hirschmann, the lone independent on the council, announced Thursday that because of health concerns, he has resigned from city council effective immediately. 

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Romero won’t seek another term on Harrisonburg City Council

Harrisonburg Vice-Mayor Sal Romero officially announced Thursday he will not seek a second term on the Harrisonburg City Council. Romero, who is the first Hispanic member of city council, cited family as one of the biggest reasons not to run for re-election. 

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With some reluctance, council approves 156-unit development

As the Harrisonburg City Council continues to grapple with the area’s housing crisis, the latest proposal for a multi-unit development demonstrates how difficult it can be for new homes to be built in the city.

Who’s in and who might be out of 2022’s local elections?

Even though the November mid-term elections are months away, this is the time of year candidates for local offices are deciding whether to run — and one incumbent city council member is leaning against seeking another term.  

A divided Capitol ‘forces you to the table, to be more reasonable and then negotiate’

With the Virginia General Assembly more than a week into its session, Republican Del. Tony Wilt said he’s hopeful divided government can yield legislative results and even some toned-down rhetoric. Wilt, who represents Harrisonburg in the House of Delegates, answered a range of questions in this in-depth Q and A.

Proposed redistricting maps lump three state senators into city’s district, redraw House lines

Draft maps of new state legislative districts for Virginia propose changes to both the Senate and House of Delegates districts that include the City of Harrisonburg – and may affect who represents it in the General Assembly. 

The governor strikes back (usually)

Glenn Youngkin’s victory in last week’s gubernatorial election continued a well-established tradition in Virginia politics: the winner almost always belongs to the party that lost the previous year’s presidential election.

Del. Tony Wilt wins reelection by 60-40 margin

Del. Tony Wilt (R) has comfortably won reelection to another two-year term in the Virginia House of Delegates, with unofficial results from across the district showing him up more than 4,400 votes with only absentee and provisional ballots from Rockingham County not yet reported.

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