Three candidates running for Hopewell council seat in Ward 1

There are 20 comments on the Progress-Index story from Apr 8, 2010, titled Three candidates running for Hopewell council seat in Ward 1. In it, Progress-Index reports that:

With Hopewell city council elections less than four weeks away, a total of eleven candidates are gearing up to win the four seats open this year.

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Yolanda Wyche-Stokes

Hopewell, VA

#332 Apr 25, 2010
radiohead65 wrote:
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"Honestly", this is a great post! well said! i would like to refer all readers to post #303 where True Colors asks 2 questions of Ms Stokes directly. although it wasnt necessary because she has been questioned about her plans throughout this topic.***she has yet to answer specifically and question regarding her intent to run and any plans she might have if she is elected to city council.***
there is an old saying about "beating around the bush"....that is all Ms. Stokes has done. that or tell lies. i dont know, maybe she IS qualified to be a politician. she has the lying and dodging the questions down pat.
I am inviting you to keep reading.
Yolanda Wyche-Stokes

Hopewell, VA

#333 Apr 25, 2010
Relatives of mines, have led the Hopewell Public Schools to All - District Titles:

Remember them:

"BIG" Willie McCray - Hopewell High School Football, play scholarship style and went on to play with the San Francisco 49ers. His mother is my aunt, my natural (late) father's sister;

Greg McCray - All Star Basketball Star at Hopewell High School, went overseas to play semi-pro basket ball, and is the brother of BIG Willie and Melvin McCray an All Star Basketball Star at Hopewell High School.

Don Stokes - All Star Football and Basketball Star and Yolanda Wyche-Stokes brother-in-law.

EDDY Brothers and other close relatives of Yolanda Wyche-Stokes still play and star in Hopewell High School Athletics.
Wondering

Hopewell, VA

#334 Apr 25, 2010
Voter wrote:
<quoted text> As long as she doesn't make more than $940.00 dollars a month she can keep her check,thats if she gets Social Security, but if she gets SSI check {form of welfare from SSA} she will lose her check.. What does City Council pay?
It's not how much she will be making, it is that she has said that she is healed. If she proves that she can do the work that she could not do when she applied for SSD, then they will reopen her case and she will have to prove that she is still disabled.
Yolanda Wyche-Stokes

Hopewell, VA

#335 Apr 26, 2010
Wondering wrote:
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It's not how much she will be making, it is that she has said that she is healed. If she proves that she can do the work that she could not do when she applied for SSD, then they will reopen her case and she will have to prove that she is still disabled.
Healed and disability doesn't mean the same. Healed, and permanently disabled are separate in meaning. People have healed from their injuries, i.e., leg amputee, but they are still unable to walk without assistance because the leg will never grow back, but they heal from the injury.

Read the pamphlet from Social Security on its website, working while disabled. It will answer all of your questions.
honestly

Richmond, VA

#336 Apr 26, 2010
Yolanda Wyche-Stokes wrote:
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A family that prays together, stays together; we are sticking together through thick and thin; I would never turn on my family, or distance myself from them. When all else fails, I still have my family.- being a foster child taught me that, after six different foster homes, and the sixth being a family, I learned the true meaning of family.
Blood is thicker than water..
As for God doesn't like ugly, if you know the bible, he isn't too keen on beauty either, especially if its is used to mask ugliness.
You must be joking, after everything you have posted here under your name and alias names, you want to talk about someone acting ugly?
you posted about smear campaigns Ms Stokes, all i have seen on here are facts, you say you have overcome all this past, what have you overcome? you say you are fully healed yet you continue to collect a disability check, what disability is that check for? whether it is physical or mental I can't help but think it may hinder your ability to fully participate on City Council. You live in public housing by choice, how is that overcoming anything? I think there must be people living in public housing that are trying to get out, where do they stand with you? How could you possibly help them? You have stated you are a product of public housing and proud of it, that is really what you want to teach the young people in your ward Ms. Stokes, how to live off the system. Why would having someone in law enforcement be bad for your ward? Seems to me that someone with that background could assist those who find themselves in trouble better than you. You stated that those in your ward who had been to jail found those in law enforcement to be mean? Did they expect they were checking into the Holiday Inn? Really Ms. Stokes you have no valid points and all your rants on this post will not go away, it is clear you have real problems, maybe you should address your own issues before trying to address the issues of others. This is not meant to demean you. The city needs council members dedicated to the city, not those who have personal agendas. After reading everything you have posted, it is clear you would not represent the city or even your ward very well. Please don't give some defensive reply about race or religion, you have played those cards enough.
Enuff Is Enuff

Hopewell, VA

#337 Apr 26, 2010
Why is Ms. stokes the only thats running for office posting one right after another?!??! OH THAT SRIGHT she DOES NOT have a job like the rest of them so she has all day to sit on her ass post comments on he internet and get PAID FREE $$ from us taxpayers!!
Billy Bob

Hopewell, VA

#338 Apr 26, 2010
I must agree with Honestly. Every word in that post was the truth and it was not hateful. Ms. Stokes just doesn't get it, though, and I am afraid that the people of her ward will just blindly vote her into office. They do not care that their voting her in will affect everyone in this city regardless of their address. And actually, Ms. Stokes, if you are so well-versed on Disability, surely you must know that you are allowed to work a certain number of hours per month and are allowed to earn up to a certain amount of money each year before losing your disability payments. But then that would involve having you actually go out and get a real job, wouldn't it? It is easier to milk the system and let our hard work pay for you to sit at home.
True Colors

Powhatan, VA

#339 Apr 26, 2010
Yolanda Wyche-Stokes wrote:
Relatives of mines, have led the Hopewell Public Schools to All - District Titles:
Remember them:
"BIG" Willie McCray - Hopewell High School Football, play scholarship style and went on to play with the San Francisco 49ers. His mother is my aunt, my natural (late) father's sister;
Greg McCray - All Star Basketball Star at Hopewell High School, went overseas to play semi-pro basket ball, and is the brother of BIG Willie and Melvin McCray an All Star Basketball Star at Hopewell High School.
Don Stokes - All Star Football and Basketball Star and Yolanda Wyche-Stokes brother-in-law.
EDDY Brothers and other close relatives of Yolanda Wyche-Stokes still play and star in Hopewell High School Athletics.
At least 2 if not 3 of those you just listed cannot even vote, they are convicted felons. The two McCray boys for sure.

I already know that you are going to say that they may not be able to vote but their parents and some friends can.
Voter

Hopewell, VA

#340 Apr 26, 2010
True Colors wrote:
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At least 2 if not 3 of those you just listed cannot even vote, they are convicted felons. The two McCray boys for sure.
I already know that you are going to say that they may not be able to vote but their parents and some friends can.
A convicted Felon can Vote again after 3 years...
Joe

United States

#341 Apr 26, 2010
Voter wrote:
<quoted text> A convicted Felon can Vote again after 3 years...
Damn, I didn't know that!

It's true, you all really do have secret meetings teaching each other the system.
honestly

Richmond, VA

#343 Apr 27, 2010
Virginia has one of the nation’s harshest policies for felons who wish to regain the rights to vote, serve on a jury and hold public office.
Virginia and Kentucky are the only two states that do not automatically restore convicted felons’ civil rights. Most states restore these rights upon the completion of a prison sentence, probation or parole. In Virginia, felons convicted of a nonviolent offense must wait three years after completing all court obligations—sentencing, fines and probation—then file an application for the restoration of rights to the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
After waiting five years after all court obligations, a person convicted of a violent felony must obtain a burdensome collection of paperwork: a letter from your most recent probation or parole officer, copies of your pre- or post-sentence report, certified copies of every order of conviction and sentencing orders, three letters of reference and, to top it off, a personal letter to the Governor explaining your convictions and how your life has changed.
MOTHER of MURDER SON

Hopewell, VA

#345 Apr 27, 2010
We hope too see you Saturday @ Carter G woodson @ 9;30 am
Enuff Is Enuff

Hopewell, VA

#346 Apr 28, 2010
Yolanda Stokes,
Why don’t you pay your bills? Hopewell General District Court
Case # GV06000371-00 Chase Home Finance
GV09001870-00 Hopewell Medical Center $322.97 plus 6% interest and court cost
Awarded: 09/16/09
Hopewell Med. Center case # GV05000731-00 $108.95 awarded 08/24/2005
Synthetic Fibers Credit Union case# GV01004029-00 $1,039.03 plus 13 ½% interest and court cost
Awarded 12/19/2001
Arrest Date 06/18/2000 case# GC00000384-00 Charge: Trespassing

Yeah Buddy, we need this person in office!!!!!
well well well

Hopewell, VA

#347 Apr 28, 2010
Everyone that doesn't like Hopewell is free to leave . There isn't a jail , prison nor detention center in the city limits . Now, if you can read and uderntsnad what is being said , what difference does the spelling and grammar make ? I've never encountered too many proper speaking individuals in Hopewell. Whether ethics has anything to do with intelligence ; the jury is out . I know that G Wayne is capable of managing this small city of 28,000 , it is a very minute jump from the 4500-5500 of them that he already provided for . If the people need an excellent financial advisor as well as a no nonsense type of environment then he is the guy to deliver . It'll never be about anything other than the facts . Andif you can't live with that then you probably need Jesus and you will have to die to find him .
Hopewell

Hopewell, VA

#348 Apr 28, 2010
well well well wrote:
Everyone that doesn't like Hopewell is free to leave . There isn't a jail , prison nor detention center in the city limits . Now, if you can read and uderntsnad what is being said , what difference does the spelling and grammar make ? I've never encountered too many proper speaking individuals in Hopewell. Whether ethics has anything to do with intelligence ; the jury is out . I know that G Wayne is capable of managing this small city of 28,000 , it is a very minute jump from the 4500-5500 of them that he already provided for . If the people need an excellent financial advisor as well as a no nonsense type of environment then he is the guy to deliver . It'll never be about anything other than the facts . Andif you can't live with that then you probably need Jesus and you will have to die to find him .
I AGREE with you well,well "thats what we "NEED" on "COUNCIL" are the "FACTS" and who better than "WAYNE TAYLOR"
Honestly

Richmond, VA

#349 Apr 29, 2010
I think Wayne is trying to pull a Yolanda, the above 2 posts are from the same person, it may even be Yolanda because the post makes absolutely no sense.
Hopewell

Hopewell, VA

#350 Apr 29, 2010
Honestly wrote:
I think Wayne is trying to pull a Yolanda, the above 2 posts are from the same person, it may even be Yolanda because the post makes absolutely no sense.
Honestly! You have Jokes, Ha Ha! When have you ever known Wayne Taylor to Bite his Tounge?(aka. NOT SAY WHAT IS ON HIS MIND )
well well well

Hopewell, VA

#351 Apr 29, 2010
And this is not Wayne and the affirming poster , isn't well well well ; because i would have put "well well well" . And exactly what part of it didn't make sense to you , because if you need it dumbed down , I can make that possible . Or would you rather that I just call you a few names and call it a Hopewell Debate . ROTFLMAO . But seriously , since you're being honest ; Yolandas' posts compared to mine , that was a low blow but I expected at the least a rebuttal not just a butt and that definitely proves that beyond the slander and name calling that noone has any evidence against Wayne that makes him unsuitable for the position that he will more than likely be elected for . Maybe you'll say that Walnut or Peanut or Pecan or some other nut registered a lot of dead people on his behalf and he bought the vote but ACORN has been disbanded and I look forward to your future commentary as why you clowns didn't want the ringleader on the council in the first place . And for the record , Yolanda Stokes isn't even in the same class but she could propably do her little section some good ; the city needs public housing because they get a lot of money making up the difference of what the residents don't pay . That's why they keep those eyesores there . Come on people you really don't pay that much in taxes that you don't recover at the end of the year . Wayne has to be paying somewhere near 60,000 to 75,000 a year ; how many of you make that much a year ? So , stop trying (failing ) to comprehend what you couldn't fathom .
Young Voter

Hopewell, VA

#352 Apr 30, 2010
I attended a function last night for Yolanda Wyche-Stokes and her brother is an EX State Policeman, he spoke.

At the 20+ function there was over a 100 of us there, we had a nice time, and Ms. Stokes stayed with us, she showed us the ballots, and was nice to us.

I liked her. She gets our vote.

She told us about this site and what people were saying about us. I wanted to see for myself.

You don'tknow us, we are people too and like she said we are powerful because of our right to vote. We are voting.
Joyce

Hopewell, VA

#353 Apr 30, 2010
Young Voter wrote:
I attended a function last night for Yolanda Wyche-Stokes and her brother is an EX State Policeman, he spoke.
At the 20+ function there was over a 100 of us there, we had a nice time, and Ms. Stokes stayed with us, she showed us the ballots, and was nice to us.
I liked her. She gets our vote.
She told us about this site and what people were saying about us. I wanted to see for myself.
You don'tknow us, we are people too and like she said we are powerful because of our right to vote. We are voting.
Well, what you should probably do is consider voting for someone that has some integrity like Roosevelt Edwards. He's a black man.

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