Wednesday, September 24, 2008

7th District candidates

A profile of the 7th District in Richmond and the candidates running in that district is up at
Among the other important races on the ballot this time around are two that will determine who will follow a couple of Virginia’s superstar politicians, Sen. John Warner (who is retiring) and Mayor Doug Wilder (who will surely keep us guessing about what his next gig will be).

The densely populated 7th District contains the most eastern parts of Richmond; it is bounded to the north, east and somewhat to the south by Henrico County. The district does not cross the James River, also to the south. Neighborhoods in the 7th include: Fairfield, Church Hill, Fulton Bottom, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights and the eastern portion of Shockoe Bottom.

Within the 7th District are Jefferson Hill Park, Libby Hill Park, Chimborazo Park, Gillies Creek Park, Powhatan Hill Park, Tobacco Row, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum and St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech in 1775.
Click here to read the entire article, written by yours truly.

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