Sparkling Diversity

Sparkling Diversity provides a unique view of Hampton Roads, Virginia through the eyes of Archie Whitehill, a long-time resident of Norfolk. Politics, places, events, ideas and people are explored in sometimes provocative ways.

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Time for a New Norfolk Mayor


This blogger has been advocating for a new mayor in Norfolk for years.  Paul Fraim is not running so this is our chance to get it right.  This time.

The news reports of scandals in our Hampton Roads cities’ governments, particularly in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth, got me to thinking about the upcoming Mayoral Race in Norfolk.

My like for Bob McCabe for Mayor of Norfolk seems to be increasing for obvious reasons.  Perhaps it would be good to have someone in office as our mayor who had a view from the law enforcement point of view. 

McCabe has proven himself an adept administrator, cleaning up the mess left by his predecessor;  he has also proven himself operationally in getting and keeping high standards, nationally recognized standards, for the jail and for the sheriff’s office staff and deputies.

Based on recent stories, it might also be good to have a person with investigative and law enforcement skills in office to help keep corruption out of Norfolk city departments.  

This will be a Trifecta Winner for Norfolk when they elect Bob McCabe as mayor.

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