Here's to the little guys (and gals) with the big ideas. Here's to the candidates with the courage to run on their own good name. To the wanna-be civic leaders unwilling to smother their beliefs in the hide of an ass or elephant.
Here's to the independents: men and women of conviction and values.
And they are damn tough to get a hold of.
To provide you, the potential voter, with the need-to-knows on Richmond-area independent* candidates, we sent questionnaires to as many independent candidates as we could secure working e-mail addresses for. The following are the responses that were returned before deadline:
* Candidates for school board and sheriff in Virginia are not identified by party affiliation, and thus technically all run as independents.
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