The end of the election cycle is within sight. RTD came out this morning with their endorsements in the local races.
The 4th District comprises neighborhoods in southwest Richmond. Council president Kathy Graziano has been a stalwart for many years and ought to return. The contest for the district’s representative on the School Board has attracted several outstanding candidates. A receptiveness to progressive alternatives wonVanessa Womack Easter our nod. Rich Savage and Mary Blanchard also boast strong appeal.
The 5th District covers central Richmond on both sides of the river. The council would benefit from the collaborative inclinations of Parker Agelasto. We have not always agreed with Maurice Henderson, but we respect his contributions to the School Board.
The 8th is called Richmond’s South Side District. The Times-Dispatch endorses Dawn Page in her run to switch from the School Board to the City Council and deems Albertina Carter the preferred choice to fill her former seat.