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My name is Michael Dickinson and I am a Candidate running to be your Richmond City Councilman in the 1st District. I am a Richmond native, small business owner and three time Virginia Commonwealth University. 

I decided to run for Richmond City Council because of the dire condition the city is in. The local leadership in Richmond has vanished. The Mayor and current City Council have been nowhere to be seen during the last month of unrest, leaving citizens and small business owners to fend for themselves! 

[I am hearing this is true; if so it is dereliction of duty]

I have not always been a Republican, in my younger days I THOUGHT I was a Democrat. As I had life experiences running small businesses, meeting a missionary and journeying to God, my father passing away, coming to terms with my own mortality, and the Democrat party becoming the party of aggrieved people rather than that of hard working people my views shifted. In addition President Trump brought me to the party with his America first non-apologetic style and his business sense. 

The biggest priority for the City of Richmond is that we need to restore order, provide leadership, and support our police. The protestors do not even KNOW what they are protesting- they protest Monuments and the Police Department – YET ignore the 50 years of neglect to city schools by democratic leadership! Time and time again democrats have bought shiny new things with taxpayer money at the expense of city students! Thats where the injustice is. We have 100 year old schools with rats and no air conditioning and democrat mayors like Levar Stoney, Tim Kaine, and Dwight Jones would rather fund the Washington Football training fields (11 million) and Breweries (33 million).  Even this year the current budget is filled with waste! Anyone, with any level of business experience, could easily cut 10-15% off of it without making difficult choices. Good example is 550k for a press office?

[Dickinson could add the bike race!]

Instead of taking care of what we have, the Democrat solution has time and time again be to build something new or to create a new tax. In the past few years my First District opponent has voted repeatedly with the mayor to raise taxes on property owners and businesses.


My priorities when elected will be to run our City as a business. Reduce business taxes. Reduce property taxes. Fix the schools. Support the police. Most importantly- stand up and act like a leader and not hide for 3 days as the city burns (which is what our mayor and city council members did) and yet they have not cleaned up any of the graffiti or vandalism.


Please feel free to reach out to my campaign as my staff and I are interested in hearing from you. May I thank you for your time and consideration.

Mike Dickinson 
Candidate for Richmond City Council 1st District
[email protected] (Campaign Email) (website)
MIkeD4RVA (Facebook)

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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