Chesapeake and Norfolk go to the polls on May 1st

Chesapeake and Norfolk go to the polls on May 1st

Tuesday, May 1st is an important day in the region. The citizens of Chesapeake and Norfolk have the opportunity to vote and select their representatives on City Council and School Boards.  These important elected officials manage our municipal and educational operations that ultimately impact the business community.

The Chesapeake and Norfolk Divisions of the Hampton Roads Chamber conducted in – depth analysis of the candidates over the last several months including questionnaires, forums  and interviews with over 30 candidates on the issues specifically impacting the region’s economy, quality of life, education, and workforce development.  After this extensive candidate evaluation process, the Chesapeake and Norfolk Divisions have endorsed the following candidates for City Council and respectfully urge the membership of the Hampton Roads Chamber to vote for them on Tuesday, May 1st. Voting for all levels of government is important for our participatory democracy!

                                                                     City of Chesapeake

The Chesapeake Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber endorses the following candidates for election to Chesapeake City Council:

Mayoral Seat (2-year)
Richard W. “Rick” West

At-Large Seats (4-year)
R. Steve Best
Roland J. Davis, Jr.
Susan R. Vitale
Matthew R. “Matt” Hamel
Ella P. Ward

Special Election (2 year)
Dwight M. Parker

                                                                          

 City of Norfolk

 

The Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber endorses the following candidates for election to Norfolk City Council:

 

Ward 1: Martin Thomas



Ward 2: Courtney Doyle



Ward 3: Mamie Johnson



Ward 5: Tommy Smigiel

 

The Polls open at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1st.  Please share these recommendations with your employees and business associates.

 

Thank you.

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