Hampton Roads Chamber Division Board Endorsements
October 6th, 2020
On Tuesday, November 3rd, Virginians will go to the polls. The Hampton Roads Chamber works to be an impactful advocate for the region. We provide access to candidates and lawmakers to help businessmen and women make informed choices at the polls.
The citizens of Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Portsmouth have the opportunity to vote and select their Mayor and City Council members. These important elected officials manage our municipal operations that affect the business community and lead Hampton Roads into the future.
In September, the Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach Division Executive Boards of the Hampton Roads Chamber conducted an in-depth analysis of the candidates for Mayor and City Council. This process included a formal interview via Zoom with all candidates on the issues, specifically impacting the region's economy during a pandemic, economic development opportunities, and topics unique to each city.
The Executive Committees held special meetings to review all available data and voted on the candidates to endorse. To receive the Hampton Roads Chamber’s Endorsement, the Executive Division board (for each city) had to have a minimum of 70% consensus for each candidate.
After this extensive candidate evaluation process, the Virginia Beach Division, Portsmouth Division, and Suffolk Division have endorsed the following candidates for Mayor and City Council and respectfully urge the Hampton Roads Chamber members to vote for them on Tuesday, November 3rd. Voting for all levels of government is essential for our participatory democracy.
The endorsements are as follows:
Shannon Glover, Mayor
De’Andre Barnes, City Council #1
Mark Hugel, City Council #2
No Endorsement, City Council #3
No Endorsement, Mayor
Ms. Courtney Wolfe, City Council Nansemond Borough
Mr. Roger Fawcett, City Council Sleepy Hole Borough
Mr. Mike Britt, City Council Whaleyville Borough
Bobby Dyer, Mayor
Rosemary Wilson, City Council At-Large
No Endorsement, City Council Centerville
Jessica Abbott, City Council Kempsville
Michael Berlucchi, City Council Rose Hall
The Hampton Roads Chamber means business! We are the premier pro-business organization serving as an Impactful Advocate, Powerful Economic Partner, Inspiring Ignitor, and Regional Collaborator setting the conditions for businesses to succeed.