I am a reporter for the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia. I report on K-12 education in the Charlottesville area.
I am an alumnus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, with my Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and nonprofit public relations.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — Just before the first round of quarterly campaign finance reports were released by three candidates in next year’s 5th Congressional District race, two more Democrats joined the nomination contest.Ben Cullop, of Albemarle County, and Leslie Cockburn, of Rappahannock County, filed for candidacy on July 2 and 13, respectively, according to the Federal Election Commission’s website.They join Marine veteran Roger Dean Huffstetler, attorney and former prosecutor Andrew Sneathern...
After the first quarter of campaign fundraising in the race for the Democratic Party nomination in next year’s 5th Congressional District race, one candidate has a massive head start.Roger Dean Huffstetler, a Marine veteran and a Charlottesville resident, raised more than $336,553.78 in the last campaign finance quarter, according to documents filed on the Federal Election Commission’s website, and his campaign has spent $66,108.58.Andrew Sneathern, an attorney and former prosecutor, raised...
Scottsville and Red Hill elementary schools, two rural schools located in the southern portion of the county, have been waiting to be approved for expansion and parity work for years.Scottsville has been in need of modernized classrooms, an expansion of its current footprint and a new gym, while the second phase of Red Hill’s modernization project has yet to start.
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