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Jones and Saucedo to face each other in Democratic caucus in July

Harrisonburg Democrats will vote in a caucus on July 16 to determine whether council member Chris Jones or local activist Paloma Saucedo will be the party’s nominee for a city council seat. 

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As local advocates call for gun safety changes, U.S. Senators announce framework of a bill

Happening in conjunction with more than 400 “March For Our Lives” rallies around the United States over the weekend, proponents for gun safety called for tighter gun control laws in the wake of several mass shootings across the country.

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Fleming and Robinson win Democratic council nominations, while Jones finishes third by one vote

Harrisonburg Democrats chose Dany Fleming and Monica Robinson as the party’s nominees for a pair of City Council seats in the November election, while the only sitting council member running for re-election, Chris Jones, finished third by a single vote.

Council taps former Mayor Richard Baugh as Hirschmann’s replacement

The four remaining members of the Harrisonburg City Council on Thursday unanimously appointed Richard Baugh, a former mayor and council member, to fill the council seat opened by last week’s sudden resignation of George Hirschmann.

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. 

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. 

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.  

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