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5th District meeting is this Wednesday

The purpose of this email is to notify you of our 5th District meeting on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm at the Swansboro Elementary School (3160 Midlothian Turnpike).  Agenda items include a General Assembly legislative update from Delegate Betsy Carr, Richmond Public Schools update from school board representative Ms. Mamie Taylor, a special presentation on Code Enforcement […]

Clean up Reedy Creek with your 5th District Councilman on Saturday

5th District Meeting tomorrow

School closures and Woodland Heights re-zoning back on the agenda

Monday was a busy night for the school board but nothing definitive was decided.

5th District residents form Community Action Team

Citizens of Richmond’s Fifth District have organized a Community Action Team, 5CAT.  The team has been established as a venue to build unity among the district’s neighborhoods and give voice to 5th District citizens’ concerns.  5CAT had its first meeting in November, with plans to meet monthly at various locations throughout the 5th District.  The next 5CAT meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 7:00pm at […]

Newly elected school board member Mamie Taylor looking to work with citizens

  Thanks to Byrd Park for posting the following. School Board member-elect, Mamie Taylor is looking for input from her constituents. On Friday, November 17 at 7pm, those who would like to help cultivate a consensus in the 5th district communities are invited to a public organizing meeting at the Randolph Community Center.

Desperate Jewell calls in last minute reinforcements

Marty Jewell and former city councilman Chuck Richardson (who served a 22-month prison sentence for heroin distribution and contempt of court) held a press conference to complain about Parker Agelasto receiving endorsements from other politicians. Luckily Chris Dovi was there and filed this report. Standing quietly beside Richardson, Jewell finally spoke after a reporter asked if his campaign […]

RTD candidate endorsements

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. […]

RTD takes a look at 5th District City Council candidates

The 5th District is one of the oddest shaped districts in the city with one section on this side of the river. As a result of river dividing the district it often feels like this side gets less attention. One of the 3 candidates Lee Shewmake lives in Woodland Heights and she is running against […]

Lee Shewmake answers some questions from Oregon Hill

On the post about David Gammino pulling out of the race for the 5th District Council seat Scott Burger, Oregon Hill activist and editor of Oregon Hill asked some questions of the remaining challenger Lee Shewmake in the comments. Lee had a lengthy response and I feel the dialogue is worth sharing on the main […]

Gammino officially out of the race for the 5th

Byrd Park broke the news and now RTD is stating that David Gammino is pulling out of the race for city council in the 5th District. This leaves Lee Shewmake as the lone challenger against Marty Jewell. In a writtten statement Sunday, Gammino said he was pulling out because of a $13.7 million lawsuit filed […]

Byrd Park interviews 5th District candidate Lee Shewmake

I posted an article yesterday about the finances of the 5th District race so it’s nice timing that Jason of Byrd Park is running an interview with Woodland Heights resident and candidate Lee Shewmake. I’m just pulling one question and answer you’ll have to head to Byrd Park read the rest of the interview. What […]

Gammino leading the fund raising race

From RTD: Contractor and developer David Gammino, who is challenging incumbent E. Martin Jewell for the 5th District seat, raised $16,510 between Jan. 1 and March 31, according to first-quarter campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project.

Meet the Candidates: David Gammino 5th District

John Murden and I sat down with David Gammino earlier this month to talk about his campaign to unseat Marty Jewell in the 5th District. Currently the 5th District is a three way race between incumbent Marty Jewell, David Gammino and Woodland Height’s resident Lee Shewmake. My interview with Lee should be up in the […]

5th District Council Seat officially a 3 way race

Hills and Heights confirmed a comment left on this thread that Lee Shewmake, resident of Woodland Heights is tossing her hat into the ring. Some of Lee’s most current accomplishments include being the current president of the Woodland Heights Civic Association, active in establishing Patrick Henry School, and worked with the committee to have the Woodland […]

Jewell has a challenger and a bad accountant

From the RTD this morning we have two bits of City Council Member news on Marty Jewell of the 5th District.

4th District School Board Seat and Others to be Open Next Election

Not only has Adria A. Graham Scott of the 4th District announced that she won’t be seeking re-election but Council Chair Kim Bridges and Evette L. Wilson of the 9th District have also announced that they won’t be running in November. Graham Scott, elected to the board in 2008, had announced her intention to not […]

5th District Meeting on Thursday

Fifth District citizens can find out some details on what is going on in their district this Thursday when Marty Jewell will be holding a meeting at the Richmond Southside Community Service Center.

Henderson Retains 5th District School Board Seat

It wasn’t much of a race. Precinct Results

5th District Meeting 6/2

For those of you in the 5th District you will have a chance to talk to your councilman this coming Wednesday. From the press release; Councilman Marty Jewell will hold a meeting in the Central 5th District which will include information on goals and accomplishments; a topical agenda; and, special guests. The meeting is free […]

5th District School Seat No Contest

Only one person was motivated enough to apply for the empty school board seat in the 5th District. From RTD: The seat is up for grabs because of the departure of Betsy Carr earlier this month after her election to the Virginia House of Delegates. Board Chairwoman Kimberly Bridges said the division initially received résumés […]

5th District Meeting Tonight

Councilman Marty Jewell to hold meeting in Central 5th District All Central 5th District citizens are invited and encouraged to attend WHAT Richmond City Councilman Marty Jewell, Central 5th District, will hold a meeting in the Central 5th District. Councilman Jewell holds individual meetings throughout the year that include information on his goals and accomplishments; […]