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2012 VAPBA Endorsed Candidates

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the VAPBA has endorsed in 2012.  We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.  Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

Alexandria Chapter

William Euille - Mayor
John Chapman - City Council
Glenda Davis - City Council
Redella Pepper - City Council
Paul Smedberg - City Council
Justin Wilson - City Council
John R "Bob" Wood - City Council
Jason Howell - House, District 8
Kristin Cabral - House, District 10
Chris Perkins - House, District 11
Central Chapter

Lorie Smith - City Council At Large (LOST election on 5/1/2012)

Tim Williams - City Council, Ward A (WON election on 5/1/2012)
Bob Donaldson - City Council, Ward B (LOST election on 5/1/2012)

Hampton Chapter

Molly Ward - Mayor (WON election on 3/13/2012)

Dee Vantree-Keller - Commonwealth Attorney

Theresa Schmidt - City Council (LOST election on 5/1/2012)
William Hobbs - City Council (WON election on 3/13/2012)

 Newport News Chapter

Patricia Woodbury - City Council (WON election on 3/13/2012)
Robert Coleman - City Council (WON election on 3/13/2012)
Tina Wick - City Council (WON election on 3/13/2012)

New River Valley Chapter

Ken Alderman - School Board (WON election on 3/13/2012)
Jack Brockway - School Board
Bob Nicholson - City Council

Dick Harshberger - City Council (WON election on 3/13/2012)
Southeast Chapter

Kenneth Wright - Mayor
Stephen Heretick - City Council, Portsmouth
Elizabeth Psimas - City Council, Portsmouth


Virginia News
PBA Member Acquitted Of All Charges

May 10, 2022

PBA member Johnathan Brown of the Bristol, Va. Police Department was acquitted of all charges in a jury verdict released on April 27, 2022.

VAPBA Division Applicant Awarded Police Benevolent Foundation Scholarship

February 16, 2022

The Police Benevolent Foundation was proud to award a Virginia Division Scholarship to Grace Goodpasture.

Officer Tara Valli Becomes Virginia's 8K Member

January 24, 2022

Chesapeake, Va., police Officer Tara Valli wanted to be in law enforcement since an elementary school presentation on the dangers of drug use.