Wilder Blogs, New Council Sets Up Shop, Savage To Run For LG
Despite today being the last day of a long vacation for most, there were several politicos who made some noise, getting 2009 off to a running start.
L. Douglas Wilder is back to being a Distinguished Professor at VCU, but he is not done giving his opinion on the political world. Today he launched a new blog called ‘Wilder Visions” where he promises to continue to contribute. The former Mayor and Governor is still rumored to be up for a post somewhere in the Obama Administration.
Add another name to the lengthy list of Democrats hoping to run for statewide office. Richmond political strategist Rick Savage has decided to seek the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. Savage has been behind the scenes working for people like Viola Baskerville. He feels he has a shot because the race is wide open.
Mayor Dwight Jones adds some important pieces to his newly forming administration.
And for the first time in history, The Richmond City Council will have a female President and Vice President. To see our Richmond Reporter Rachel DePompa’s story on the new, and very different council, click here.