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City Council Recap-October 10, 2016

Monday Night’s City Council Meeting comes in the wake of the 2016 national, state, and local elections. The chamber was unusually crowded on this evening due to the presence of many people wishing to speak in regards to the Reedy Creek Restoration project. The meeting’s commencement was delayed about thirty minutes due to some minor confusion in the clerk’s office. Council President Michelle Mosby and Councilman Jonathan Baliles were both candidates in the mayoral race, but Mr. Baliles dropped out of the race about a week prior to the elections and President Mosby placed fourth in the race. Councilman Baliles will be replaced in 2017 by Andreas Anderson. President Mosby will be replaced by M

Election Results: November 8, 2016

In the midst of the 2016 Presidential Election, in which Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the City of Richmond also had its share of winners in several key local government bodies: The Mayor, the City Council, and the School Board. Below is a brief overview of the election results for the City of Richmond. Mayoral Election Levar Stoney, former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was elected mayor of the City of Richmond. According to The New York Times, Stoney won by 33,423 (36.1%) votes. It was a close race between Levar Stoney and Jack Berry, as Berry had 31,174 (33.7%) votes. Joseph Morissey, who was expected to be the likely wi

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