Steve Landes

Noel Enters Race for the 25th HoD

Jim Noel, from Mt. Sidney, has formally announced his entry into the race for Virginia's 25th House of Delegate seat, currently held by Republican Steve Landes. He will seek his party's nomination in the upcoming June 9th Democratic Primary. He will be competing with Greg Marrow from Rockingham County.

Noel, 42, is a Facility Planner with Perdue Farms in Bridgewater. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio he moved to the Valley in 1993. His wife, Rachel, is native to the area. The Noel's have three children. He has been active in youth sports programs, serving as a soccer coach and softball league officer.

Marrow, Hart to Challenge Entrenched R's in 25th & 26th HD

From We Will Rock Dem

Troubles Brewing in the Red Zone More Valley Dems Join Attack on Republican Strongholds in 24th, 25th and 26th HD seats.

Dr. Greg Marrow, 44, of McGaheysville, said this week that he plans to challenge Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, in the 25th District. Marrow, an optometrist in Harrisonburg, will seek the Democratic Party nomination.

Steve Landes (R-25th HD) Helps Kill Bi-Partisan Re-Districting Bill

cross-posted at Cobalt6

As reported by the News Leader, irrational, gerrymandered legislative districts will continue to be how we draw political boundaries in 'ol Virginny.

Republicans once again have blocked legislation, proposed by Del. Shannon Valentine, D-Lynchburg, to create a 12-member citizen committee to lead the process of drawing up legislative districts. But would have left the final decision on district lines in the hands of the General Assembly.

The bill died on a party-line vote Monday morning (1/19) in a General Assembly subcommittee. Republicans killed the measure in a Privileges and Elections subcommittee vote, 4-2. No surprise that the party of No Change likes things just the way they are... thank you very much.