Michael Lee Pope is an award-winning journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for Connection Newspapers, WAMU 88.5 News, the New York Daily News and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of Moultrie, Ga., he grew up in Durham, N.C., and graduated high school in Tampa, Fla. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Pope is the author of "Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C." (2011) and "Ghosts of Alexandria" (2010), both published by History Press in Charleston, S.C.
Candidates for governor present inkblots on issues from health of the economy to the value of Confederate statues.
Keys-Gamarra overcomes Republican-advantage in low-turnout August.
School Board Special Election
Countywide at-large seat to be determined by Aug. 29 special election; early voting is underway.
TitleMax, LoanMax and Fast Auto Loans will be able to keep details about their business secret.
Karrie Delaney registered as a Republican after being appointed to West Melbourne City Council in Florida.
67th District Race
Close primary campaigns for governor and lieutenant governor send GOP candidates to November ballot.
Voters choose candidates who have been planning their campaign for years rather than upstarts newly energized against Trump.
Democrat Kathy Tran to face Republican Lolita Mancheno-Smoak.
Two state senators and a delegate hope to snag bid to preside over Senate sessions.
Two former prosecutors and veteran political operative on ballot.