Stoney’s endorsements rejected in 2 local contests
11/10/2017, 5:58 p.m.
Less than a year after taking office, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney appears to be slipping a bit in his influence among city voters based on the results of Tuesday’s elections.
Voters in Richmond’s 3rd District, for example, rejected his choice for the district’s School Board seat, Cindy Menz-Erb, and went with another candidate.
Voters citywide also overwhelmingly passed an referendum he opposed that calls for the mayor to develop a fully funded plan to modernize city schools.
Mayor Stoney did not respond to a Free Press request for comment.
Since taking office on Dec. 31, 2016, Mayor Stoney has faced a City Council willing to impose limits on his ability to control the budget. In recent months, the council has voted to create new reserve funds to designate how surplus funds left over from last year’s budget are to be spent.