By CATE STACKHOUSE
Last Monday, University of Mary Washington Police Lieutenant Bill Gill announced his candidacy for Spotsylvania County Sheriff. This fall, Gill will run against Republican incumbent Roger Harris for the four-year position.
The Commonwealth of Virginia experienced a shift in government this month, new Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, took office on Jan. 11 in Richmond.
After a heated campaign trail, two of the Virginia gubernatorial candidates, McAuliffe and Cuccinelli, faced off in the final debate on Oct. 24, at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe currently leads the race with 42 percent of Virginia voters’ support, compared to Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who currently holds support from 35 percent, according to a recent poll completed by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies.
The candidates for Lt. Governor, Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican E.W. Jackson, met for their first debate at George Mason University Arlington campus on Sept. 24 to present their platforms and discuss their qualifications.