School Board member Charles Nance will begin walking campaign. Current School Board member Charles Nance wants your vote and he may be knocking on your door to get it.
Robb Crocker Richmond.com
Friday May 7, 2004 Charles Nance
, who recently set up a political action committee, has unofficially announced that he
will run for mayor.Although, the new measure that allows Richmonders to elect their mayor has passed through the General Assembly, the bill must still pass the scrutiny of the Justice Department.Nance
is "definitely doing it."
The 2nd District school board member says he
plans to be a big proponent of education first and foremost but has other platform issues including increasing safety in the city and honest and efficient use of city resources.
"We cannot fix the city's problems until we fix the schools," Nance
said."Our schools are a primary tool to address issues and social problems in the city." He
wants the city to stop putting aside the need for adequate schools and find a way to make education in Richmond
himself is a product of Richmond's
public school system having attended Southside's Southampton, Westover School
and George Wythe.
went on to receive his
undergraduate education at William & Mary College
and a law degree at George Mason University
. After college, Nance went on to work as a legal assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives before settling on practicing law.He also served on the Board of Visitors at George Mason.
After spending 20 years away from Richmond
family back in 1994 where he
has established a law firm that specializes in estates and trusts.More recently, in 2002, Nance
won a spot on Richmond
's school board. Nance
, who wants to restore the public's confidence in some of the most basic things such as responsible spending, wants to end "paygo" and City Council?s discretionary capital spending if he
The 53-year-old is, so far, the first to announce that he
is running for the mayor-at-large office.In addition to his
other platforms, Nance
sees it necessary to establish better regional relationships.
"We only talk to Chesterfield County when we need money," he
noted."Some think there is no reason to look beyond Richmond
solution to alleviate regional strain would be to informally meet monthly on social level.
As far as Nance's stance on the downtown stadium issue he
"keeping an open mind."He
doesn't want to see the city spend more money than it would have on the Diamond.Although he
acknowledges the stadium move will be a big election topic, he
wants to avoid the buildup saying he
won't "get distracted by it."
Don't be surprised if Nance knocks on your door or you see him walking around in your neighborhood.He
is about to launch his
walking campaign of Richmond
"I'm starting from the Southside and covering as much of the city as I can by foot until November," he
said."I'll be going door-to-door campaigning.
...Mayoral candidate and 2nd District School Board member Charles Nance told Richmond.com Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he will resign from his School Board position in September so that he can completely focus on his campaign.
"I've been quietly exploring the mechanics of resigning from office to campaign full-time beginning in mid-September," Nance
On the campaign front, Nance
turned in over 1,000 qualifying petition signatures to the City Registrar's Office over the past month.Over the past weekend, Nance's
staff had to scramble to get additional signatures in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th districts.The extra signatures were needed because Nance
was told by the City Registrar's Office that some of the signatures were not officially certified for one reason or another.
"What did they (Mayor Rudolph McCollum, Lawrence Williams and Nance) do fighting for reform over the last two years?
...Charles Nance and Technology According to Mayoral candidate Charles Nance, the first debate of the four mayoral candidates between Nance, Mayor Rudolph McCollum, former Gov.
..."Wilder strategist Paul Goldman has put off several civic groups which wanted to schedule joint candidate appearances, including such friendly groups as the Near West Neighborhood Teams, on the theory that his candidate doesn't need the exposure," Nance said.