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2012 Elections

On November 6, 2012 Richmond (and the rest of the country) will hold its general elections. Senate, General Assembly, Mayor, City Council, and School Board candidates will fill the ballot. Below you'll find our ongoing coverage of RVA's mayoral and City Council races.

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Charles Samuels on role as City Council president

Now in his second term as 2nd District Councilman, Charles Samuels was elected city council president last week by his fellow council members. Samuels talks about what made him run and what his new duties entail.


Recount affirms Baliles’s 1st District win, but Tyler may file contest to City Council

On November 6th, Jon Baliles earned a razor-thin win in the 1st District City Council race against incumbent Bruce Tyler. But even after last night’s recount affirming the victory, Tyler may still contest the results.

Jasmine Gore

How Jasmine Gore made history on election night in Hopewell’s Ward 4

Jasmine Gore went to VCU to study Biology. Two years after graduating, she’s become one of Hopewell’s youngest politicians in history, and likely the first black female to serve as councilor for Ward 4.


2013’s City Council: The Quick and the Dead

There were some surprising results in last week’s Council election, some that will change the character of City Council, so let’s go.

Richmond, meet your new elected officials

While several incumbents held off their respective challengers, both the City Council and School Board will welcome fresh faces…with one race still too close to call.

Election Day details

Just in case you had somehow managed to forget… Election Day is tomorrow, November 6 – find your polling place here and What’s On My Ballot? from the State Board of Elections.

The RTD’s 2012 voter guide →

Marty Jewell: Incumbent as underdog

Always one to side with the little guy, championing the cause of people out of favor with those in power, 5th district City Councilman Marty Jewell finds himself in an ironic place: an incumbent and an underdog.

Biden rally at Tredegar today

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5 to host Vice President Biden.

An explanation of the two constitutional amendments on tomorrow’s ballot →