Categories: Virginia Political News

Portsmouth Commonwealth Attorney Kicks Off Re-election Bid With Rally

Portsmouth Commonwealth Attorney Stephanie Morales kicked off her re-election bid with a rally at her campaign headquarters in the Craddock area of the city on Thursday (Aug 3). The rally featured speeches by Justin Fairfax, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor; Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe; and Chesapeake City Councilwoman Ella Ward. Former Portsmouth mayor Kenny Wright was in attendance to extend his support to Morales.

Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe welcomed the 75 quests who packed the campaign office. Rowe endorsed Morales and told the crowd that she was the most qualified candidate in the race. He also commended Morales for the fine job she has been doing for the city.

Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax spoke highly of Morales, saying that she racked up 24 murder convictions as Commonwealth Attorney. Morales is also one of the few attorneys in the nation who has gotten a conviction of a police officer for murdering an African-American man.

In her remarks, Morales talked about her record and her Portsmouth roots. Morales was born in Portsmouth, earned degrees from Norfolk State and William and Mary, and she and her husband are raising their children in the city.

Morales said she has been working with the city’s youth through her office, with a focus on reducing recidivism in the criminal justice system. She also mentioned that more citizens have been working with her office and law enforcement because of a renewed feeling of safety in the city.

Morales encouraged all residents to vote in the November 7 election.

By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent

Web Staff

Recent Posts

Nat’l Police Unions Differ On Nike Ad

The Colin Kaepernick debate was  bolstered last week when Nike enlisted Kaepernick in its  latest “Just Do it” promotion scheme with…

3 days ago

Living Longer, Centennials Growing Older Gracefully

Their lives spanned two world wars;  Jim Crow segregation; the civil rights movement which ended it and  other legal victories;…

4 days ago

Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M In Scholarships

Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000…

4 days ago

Black Political Excellence

Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D_CA) used their time wisely in their questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett…

4 days ago

Ceremony Dedicates New Mermaid Painted By Teens With A Purpose

NORFOLK Teens With a Purpose artists had the opportunity to design and paint a Norfolk landmark mermaid which was dedicated…

5 days ago

Crump To Represent Family of Man Killed By Police Neighbor

DALLAS The family of Botham Shem Jean, who was shot to death in his own apartment by his neighbor, an…

6 days ago