Charlottesville – Democrats all over the country felt the heat in in the recent local and state elections.
In Central Virginia, Democratic incumbent David Toscano faced a challenge from Independent Party candidate Robert Brandon Smith the Third. One of the most remarkable things about Smith's candidacy was the fact that he is homeless.
Smith ultimately lost his bid for the 57th district seat but he did garner 21% of the vote.
Harrisonburg, VA – Ms. Pefkaros grew up in Miami, graduated from Boston College, then stayed on in Boston as part of a community running a soup kitchen. After her work at the soup kitchen, she spent a year working in Latin America.
Ms. Pefkaros will soon graduate from Eastern Mennonite University with a master's degree in conflict transformation.
Page, VA – Captain Jennifer Martin was raised on a farm in Page County, Virginia.
She's a 16-year army veteran, three years active duty, the rest in the national guard.
Not too long ago, her Staunton-based national guard company, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Virginia, was activated and sent to Iraq. Her Combat Team was in charge of the Joint Area Support Group in Baghdad.