NOV 6 Change coming in Hopewell???

NOV 6 Change coming in Hopewell???

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#1 Jul 8, 2012
So Hopewell gets to decide the fate of wards 2,4,&6 this November.

Ward 2: Five candidates are running for the Ward 2 seat, including Julia P. Allen, Roosevelt Edwards Jr., John Henry Holloway Sr., David W. Silvestro and Yolanda Wyche Stokes.

Allen was the candidate endorsed by Harris after his resignation.

In March, City Council could not agree on a candidate who would represent Ward 2 until the November election. A month later, Hopewell Circuit Court Judge W. Allan Sharrett appointed Edwards, who unsuccessfully sought the position in a 2010 election.

(MY opinion is anyone other than Silvestro who is a wanna be at anything he can be but can't be a deputy anywhere and Stokes who probably couldn't even compete on the show who is smarter than a 5th grader.)

In Ward 4, Jasmine E. Gore, Steve W. Nugent and Wanda H. Pisarek will compete for Gerald Stokes' council seat. Stokes, a City Council veteran, did not register to run for another term.

(My opinion is Stokes saved himself the humiliation of defeat thankfully. I don't know Gore, I wouldn't put robo cops wife in just because and Nugent seems to be an upstanding citizen worthy of a shot)

Former Hopewell Mayor Brenda S. Pelham, councilor in Ward 6, faces Randolph "Randy" Davis as her only challenger.

(My opinion here is quite simple, VOTE for anyone that has a heartbeat other than Pelham, she is like a bed bug that is infested itself in the chambers of city hall, exterminate her!!!!)
Slurpee Summit

Chester, VA

#2 Jul 8, 2012
fedup23860 wrote:
So Hopewell gets to decide the fate of wards 2,4,&6 this November.
Ward 2: Five candidates are running for the Ward 2 seat, including Julia P. Allen, Roosevelt Edwards Jr., John Henry Holloway Sr., David W. Silvestro and Yolanda Wyche Stokes.
Allen was the candidate endorsed by Harris after his resignation.
In March, City Council could not agree on a candidate who would represent Ward 2 until the November election. A month later, Hopewell Circuit Court Judge W. Allan Sharrett appointed Edwards, who unsuccessfully sought the position in a 2010 election.
(MY opinion is anyone other than Silvestro who is a wanna be at anything he can be but can't be a deputy anywhere and Stokes who probably couldn't even compete on the show who is smarter than a 5th grader.)
In Ward 4, Jasmine E. Gore, Steve W. Nugent and Wanda H. Pisarek will compete for Gerald Stokes' council seat. Stokes, a City Council veteran, did not register to run for another term.
(My opinion is Stokes saved himself the humiliation of defeat thankfully. I don't know Gore, I wouldn't put robo cops wife in just because and Nugent seems to be an upstanding citizen worthy of a shot)
Former Hopewell Mayor Brenda S. Pelham, councilor in Ward 6, faces Randolph "Randy" Davis as her only challenger.
(My opinion here is quite simple, VOTE for anyone that has a heartbeat other than Pelham, she is like a bed bug that is infested itself in the chambers of city hall, exterminate her!!!!)
Well, G. Stokes doesn't live within the district, any longer. If he did, he would have won.

Brenda Pelham should be worrying about her fight with obesity as well as concentrating on developing some type of program to actually help the city's youth, not just Blacks.

Y. Stokes. no hope. W. Pisarek should be given a better look, not based upon what her husband does.

As far as a change to come, New Policies can't undo what has been done. As long as economic development is subject to the approval of an outside source, which works for money, Hopewell and Petersburg are going to suffer as long as they are grouped with Chesterfield, Chester, Prince George and Colonial Heights.

The republican party can blame Obama's policies for off-shore drilling not happening, which caused the future of 5 ethanol plants to not happen in Virginia but it's much deeper than that. Virginia is about to lose a lot of tax revenue, once the ACA begins to control how much tax they can apply to health insurance. The rise in health care's costs was caused by the states, in attempt to take in as much of a haul, before the new law kicks in. Bob McDonnell, the wanna be second Mormon on the ticket, has left us in a pickle. He made things look good, during his watch and our only hope is that another republican replaces him; their party shouldn't get off that easily.

Bob McDonnell needs to fly straight, stop lying about ACA costing Virgina 2 Billion dollars, since there isn't a mandate and actually do what he was hired to do. As for you, you need to stick to Prince George's business and worry less about Hopewell's.

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#3 Jul 9, 2012
Slurpee Summit wrote:
<quoted text> Well, G. Stokes doesn't live within the district, any longer. If he did, he would have won.
Brenda Pelham should be worrying about her fight with obesity as well as concentrating on developing some type of program to actually help the city's youth, not just Blacks.
Y. Stokes. no hope. W. Pisarek should be given a better look, not based upon what her husband does.
As far as a change to come, New Policies can't undo what has been done. As long as economic development is subject to the approval of an outside source, which works for money, Hopewell and Petersburg are going to suffer as long as they are grouped with Chesterfield, Chester, Prince George and Colonial Heights.
The republican party can blame Obama's policies for off-shore drilling not happening, which caused the future of 5 ethanol plants to not happen in Virginia but it's much deeper than that. Virginia is about to lose a lot of tax revenue, once the ACA begins to control how much tax they can apply to health insurance. The rise in health care's costs was caused by the states, in attempt to take in as much of a haul, before the new law kicks in. Bob McDonnell, the wanna be second Mormon on the ticket, has left us in a pickle. He made things look good, during his watch and our only hope is that another republican replaces him; their party shouldn't get off that easily.
Bob McDonnell needs to fly straight, stop lying about ACA costing Virgina 2 Billion dollars, since there isn't a mandate and actually do what he was hired to do. As for you, you need to stick to Prince George's business and worry less about Hopewell's.
Well slurpee summitt thanks for the reply I was ok with all your opinions, but what made no sense was the dumb ass last sentence, what the hell does Prince George have to do with anything? I am from Hopewell and have no interest in P.G., perhaps you meant to say Petersburg because I see for some reason it has me as being in Petersburg, well not sure why that is because I put Hopewell as my location, it shows you as Chester so why are you in Hopewell forums? Have a good day.
Slurpee Summit

Chester, VA

#4 Jul 9, 2012
fedup23860 wrote:
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Well slurpee summitt thanks for the reply I was ok with all your opinions, but what made no sense was the dumb ass last sentence, what the hell does Prince George have to do with anything? I am from Hopewell and have no interest in P.G., perhaps you meant to say Petersburg because I see for some reason it has me as being in Petersburg, well not sure why that is because I put Hopewell as my location, it shows you as Chester so why are you in Hopewell forums? Have a good day.
I live in Chesterfield but I operate as a business within Hopewell. I thought you were a friend, from P.G...that's all. Good Ole Boy network stuff, disregard.
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#5 Jul 9, 2012
SlurpingSumshit, you are an ignorant bumfork. Our gov.,Bob McDonnel has done a great job in Va. At least compared to your last two dem-flubs.
Slurpee Summit

Chester, VA

#6 Jul 9, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
SlurpingSumshit, you are an ignorant bumfork. Our gov.,Bob McDonnel has done a great job in Va. At least compared to your last two dem-flubs.
Yawn, last time I checked, Bob didn't leave any leeway in his budget for the costs of implementing the ACA, hasn't presented an alternative to the federal expansion of medicaid and is leaving the dirty work up to Cuccinelli.

I'm not a democratic supporter and voting doesn't make a difference. There's a process call redistricting that determines the outcome of an election. Republican wins Va and a few other key states, Romney wins. I don't even know why they didn't tell you.
GI Joe

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jul 10, 2012
VN Vet wrote:
SlurpingSumshit, you are an ignorant bumfork. Our gov.,Bob McDonnel has done a great job in Va. At least compared to your last two dem-flubs.
Leave it to VNVet to start throwing around insults. He can't debate anything without getting all pissy.
gimmeabrake

Suffolk, VA

#8 Jul 12, 2012
How could anyone support Pelham who brought us the debacle of ethanol, the embarrassment of multiple conflict of interest charges and now the stick it down your throat $4 million for the Beacon and God know how much for the marina. Duh... Hopewell cannot live off speding its reserves when essential services in all wards are barely being met. I do not want to live in bankrupt Scranton, PA or Stockton, CA but we are heading that way thanks to the gang of 4 and their brand of "we're smarter than you" politics. Hopewell is in trouble folks and there is no outrage, so buckle up and get ready or get some new blood on Council.
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#9 Jul 12, 2012
gimmeabrake wrote:
How could anyone support Pelham who brought us the debacle of ethanol, the embarrassment of multiple conflict of interest charges and now the stick it down your throat $4 million for the Beacon and God know how much for the marina. Duh... Hopewell cannot live off speding its reserves when essential services in all wards are barely being met. I do not want to live in bankrupt Scranton, PA or Stockton, CA but we are heading that way thanks to the gang of 4 and their brand of "we're smarter than you" politics. Hopewell is in trouble folks and there is no outrage, so buckle up and get ready or get some new blood on Council.
You hit the nail on the head.

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#10 Aug 15, 2012
Slurpee Summit wrote:
<quoted text> Well, G. Stokes doesn't live within the district, any longer. If he did, he would have won.
Brenda Pelham should be worrying about her fight with obesity as well as concentrating on developing some type of program to actually help the city's youth, not just Blacks.
Y. Stokes. no hope. W. Pisarek should be given a better look, not based upon what her husband does.
As far as a change to come, New Policies can't undo what has been done. As long as economic development is subject to the approval of an outside source, which works for money, Hopewell and Petersburg are going to suffer as long as they are grouped with Chesterfield, Chester, Prince George and Colonial Heights.
The republican party can blame Obama's policies for off-shore drilling not happening, which caused the future of 5 ethanol plants to not happen in Virginia but it's much deeper than that. Virginia is about to lose a lot of tax revenue, once the ACA begins to control how much tax they can apply to health insurance. The rise in health care's costs was caused by the states, in attempt to take in as much of a haul, before the new law kicks in. Bob McDonnell, the wanna be second Mormon on the ticket, has left us in a pickle. He made things look good, during his watch and our only hope is that another republican replaces him; their party shouldn't get off that easily.
Bob McDonnell needs to fly straight, stop lying about ACA costing Virgina 2 Billion dollars, since there isn't a mandate and actually do what he was hired to do. As for you, you need to stick to Prince George's business and worry less about Hopewell's.
I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information regarding the candidates running for City Council seats in Hopewell this year. After reading the posts (from people who’ve hidden their identities), I was utterly appalled. I’d like to say to the readers of this forum, please disregard the opinions of the people writing these repulsive posts. The ignorance displayed by these people, who stooped so low as to try and discredit the contributions made to Hopewell by City Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, by making demeaning insults (directly attacking her character) can make one clearly see that the forum posts are being made by someone waging a personal vendetta, rather than someone trying to contribute to a political forum. And… the name-calling is simply indicative of that ignorance.
I might add, you’ve not only insulted Councilwoman Pelham with your post, you’ve insulted every person in Hopewell struggling with the challenge of losing weight, and I believe that to be more than 60 to 70 percent of the entire Hopewell population.
I have also viewed other zip codes on this website, and it appears the citizens use it to brag about the goodness in each of their communities. Why is it that Hopewell’s few citizens (since we don't know the actual names of these individuals) hid behind 'made up names' to talk about the city so negatively. If you don't like where you live...there are five (5) ways to leave out of the City...FIND ONE AND LEAVE!!!!

Since: Aug 12

United States

#11 Aug 15, 2012
I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information regarding the candidates running for City Council seats in Hopewell this year. After reading the posts (from people who’ve hidden their identities), I was utterly appalled. I’d like to say to the readers of this forum, please disregard the opinions of the people writing these repulsive posts. The ignorance displayed by these people, who stooped so low as to try and discredit the contributions made to Hopewell by City Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, by making demeaning insults (directly attacking her character) can make one clearly see that the forum posts are being made by someone waging a personal vendetta, rather than someone trying to contribute to a political forum. And… the name-calling is simply indicative of that ignorance.
I might add, you’ve not only insulted Councilwoman Pelham with your post, you’ve insulted every person in Hopewell struggling with the challenge of losing weight, and I believe that to be more than 60 to 70 percent of the entire Hopewell population.
I have also viewed other zip codes on this website, and it appears the citizens use it to brag about the goodness in each of their communities. Why is it that Hopewell’s few citizens (since we don't know the actual names of these individuals) hid behind 'made up names' to talk about the city so negatively. If you don't like where you live...there are five (5) ways to leave out of the City...FIND ONE AND LEAVE!!!!
Identity

Oak Ridge, NJ

#12 Aug 16, 2012
Stopstressingmeout wrote:
I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information regarding the candidates running for City Council seats in Hopewell this year. After reading the posts (from people who’ve hidden their identities), I was utterly appalled. I’d like to say to the readers of this forum, please disregard the opinions of the people writing these repulsive posts. The ignorance displayed by these people, who stooped so low as to try and discredit the contributions made to Hopewell by City Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, by making demeaning insults (directly attacking her character) can make one clearly see that the forum posts are being made by someone waging a personal vendetta, rather than someone trying to contribute to a political forum. And… the name-calling is simply indicative of that ignorance.
I might add, you’ve not only insulted Councilwoman Pelham with your post, you’ve insulted every person in Hopewell struggling with the challenge of losing weight, and I believe that to be more than 60 to 70 percent of the entire Hopewell population.
I have also viewed other zip codes on this website, and it appears the citizens use it to brag about the goodness in each of their communities. Why is it that Hopewell’s few citizens (since we don't know the actual names of these individuals) hid behind 'made up names' to talk about the city so negatively. If you don't like where you live...there are five (5) ways to leave out of the City...FIND ONE AND LEAVE!!!!
Did you not hide your identity also? Just throwing that out there.
Same Ol Same Ol

Richmond, VA

#13 Aug 16, 2012
Stopstressingmeout wrote:
I stumbled upon this forum when I was trying to find information regarding the candidates running for City Council seats in Hopewell this year. After reading the posts (from people who’ve hidden their identities), I was utterly appalled. I’d like to say to the readers of this forum, please disregard the opinions of the people writing these repulsive posts. The ignorance displayed by these people, who stooped so low as to try and discredit the contributions made to Hopewell by City Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, by making demeaning insults (directly attacking her character) can make one clearly see that the forum posts are being made by someone waging a personal vendetta, rather than someone trying to contribute to a political forum. And… the name-calling is simply indicative of that ignorance.
I might add, you’ve not only insulted Councilwoman Pelham with your post, you’ve insulted every person in Hopewell struggling with the challenge of losing weight, and I believe that to be more than 60 to 70 percent of the entire Hopewell population.
I have also viewed other zip codes on this website, and it appears the citizens use it to brag about the goodness in each of their communities. Why is it that Hopewell’s few citizens (since we don't know the actual names of these individuals) hid behind 'made up names' to talk about the city so negatively. If you don't like where you live...there are five (5) ways to leave out of the City...FIND ONE AND LEAVE!!!!
So says the person posting under a pseudonym. While I do not agree with the name calling, I do see some valid points in some of these Posts. What has Councilwoman Pelham done for the benefit of Hopewell. She was one of the Councilpersons that pushed for the Ethanol plant that is now defunct. Where are the programs for ALL the youth in Hopewell? Why did she vote on school issues (Without disclosing the fact she worked for the Schools) at least 13 times. Now remember she did not get found Not Guilty she made a plea agreement. Her record as a councilwoman can and should be discussed. She is seeking re election to a job that she has done questionably.
As much as you say some people have a personal vendetta against Councilwoman Pelham, you sound as if she has no faults.
Yes a lot of people get on here and bash Hopewell because our City Council will not listen to its citizenry. Many times people have stood in front of city council and voiced their concerns for or against proposals. Only to have city council vote against the majority of its citizenry.
Yes there is a chance to change the dynamics of Hopewell’s city council. Time will tell if it is for the best or the worst.
ward 4
#14 Aug 16, 2012
G Stokes does live in ward 4.....
Resident of Ward 4

Prince George, VA

#15 Aug 16, 2012
ward 4 wrote:
G Stokes does live in ward 4.....
Stokes does not live in Ward 4 anymore. That is why he will not be running for the Ward 4 seat (in lieu of health problems). The ward lines were restricted following the 2010 census and his home has been phased out of Ward 4.
Josephine

Hopewell, VA

#16 Aug 20, 2012
Brenda Pelham's obesity is not really part of the equation although she is damaging her health with it. Her character speaks for itself--plea bargain (NOT found innocent!!) means that she agreed she did something wrong. We don't need her on Council, nor do we need our current mayor there, either. Pelham's personality is certainly not one that makes her approachable and there is no denying that she is very biased racially. Race has no place in Council. They are supposed to represent everyone. Luman-Bailey also does not go out of her way to be friendly and welcoming to the citizens. We need good leaders who care about our town, not just about their pet projects like the ethanol plant or the Beacon Theater.
Slurpee Summit

Chester, VA

#17 Aug 20, 2012
Josephine wrote:
Brenda Pelham's obesity is not really part of the equation although she is damaging her health with it. Her character speaks for itself--plea bargain (NOT found innocent!!) means that she agreed she did something wrong. We don't need her on Council, nor do we need our current mayor there, either. Pelham's personality is certainly not one that makes her approachable and there is no denying that she is very biased racially. Race has no place in Council. They are supposed to represent everyone. Luman-Bailey also does not go out of her way to be friendly and welcoming to the citizens. We need good leaders who care about our town, not just about their pet projects like the ethanol plant or the Beacon Theater.
If she can't control a simple hand to mouth disorder, then what can she do with keeping the city's hand out of our pockets?

L-B wasn't elected to be friendly, she just wanted more funding for homeschooling her children. The school system should love her.
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#18 Aug 21, 2012
Slurpee, that is the smartest thing I have ever heard you say. Thank you.
Concerned Citizen

Richmond, VA

#19 Aug 23, 2012
fedup23860 wrote:
So Hopewell gets to decide the fate of wards 2,4,&6 this November.
Ward 2: Five candidates are running for the Ward 2 seat, including Julia P. Allen, Roosevelt Edwards Jr., John Henry Holloway Sr., David W. Silvestro and Yolanda Wyche Stokes.
Allen was the candidate endorsed by Harris after his resignation.
In March, City Council could not agree on a candidate who would represent Ward 2 until the November election. A month later, Hopewell Circuit Court Judge W. Allan Sharrett appointed Edwards, who unsuccessfully sought the position in a 2010 election.
(MY opinion is anyone other than Silvestro who is a wanna be at anything he can be but can't be a deputy anywhere and Stokes who probably couldn't even compete on the show who is smarter than a 5th grader.)
In Ward 4, Jasmine E. Gore, Steve W. Nugent and Wanda H. Pisarek will compete for Gerald Stokes' council seat. Stokes, a City Council veteran, did not register to run for another term.
(My opinion is Stokes saved himself the humiliation of defeat thankfully. I don't know Gore, I wouldn't put robo cops wife in just because and Nugent seems to be an upstanding citizen worthy of a shot)
Former Hopewell Mayor Brenda S. Pelham, councilor in Ward 6, faces Randolph "Randy" Davis as her only challenger.
(My opinion here is quite simple, VOTE for anyone that has a heartbeat other than Pelham, she is like a bed bug that is infested itself in the chambers of city hall, exterminate her!!!!)
WELL SPOKEN!!!

Since: Aug 12

United States

#20 Sep 7, 2012
Slurpee Summit wrote:
<quoted text> If she can't control a simple hand to mouth disorder, then what can she do with keeping the city's hand out of our pockets?
L-B wasn't elected to be friendly, she just wanted more funding for homeschooling her children. The school system should love her.
If people could control what you call "a simple hand to mouth disorder", they wouldn't drink, they wouldn't smoke, they wouldn't overeat, and they wouldn't use the cell phone while driving. Oh, this hand to mouth disorder is being further controlled by the number of medications a person must take every day.
What a slap in the mouth!!!!

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