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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Another Open Seat in the Valley?

After reporting yesterday that Delegate Louderback would not seek re-election, the DNR today looks at potential successors for Delegate Glenn Weatherholtz (R-Harrisonburg) in the 26th district. While Weatherholtz's aide John Elledge has indicated his desire to run for the seat of his boss steps down, it appears from the article that he does not have the support of local Republican leaders. The alternative candidate is apparently Rockingham County School Board Chairman Matt Lohr. Lohr is a resident of Broadway, a farmer, and best of all, a Virginia Tech graduate.

Weatherholtz is responsible for the controversial bill to ban public school clubs that promote sexual behavior. The AFP has more on this bill. The bill passed the House by a vote of 95-0, but likely won't see the floor of the Senate.

Also, the AFP and Valley Republican have more on Louderback's retirement.


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