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Recent Episodes

Jan. 25, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland: Changing Dynamics

Chris discusses the dynamics impacting Virginia's 2023 elections. With all 140 legislative seats soon on the ballot in newly drawn districts, some races with incumbents running against each other, the energy in the General Assembly can be intense! C...

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Jan. 25, 2023

Virginia Broadband Update with Ray LaMura

VCTA, Broadband Association of Virginia, President Ray LaMura sits down for a conversation with Chris. They discuss the future of broadband in Virginia and what steps have been taken to ensure we are on the right path to get to …

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Jan. 24, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland - Staying Informed

Chris shares the sources he uses to analyze elections and stay informed! Top sources include the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) . Check them out!

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Jan. 19, 2023

Election Nerd Disneyland - Episode 1

If you consider yourself an election nerd, this episode is for you! Virginia is viewed as a "bellwether." in national politics. The elections in our Commonwealth are often predictive of national outcomes and are closely watched by Democrats and Repu...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Mayor Levar Stoney

Season 1 of the VIP podcast ends with a great conversation featuring Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney! Get to know the Mayor and listen in as he and host Chris Saxman share stories and opinions. They discuss the issues impacting Virginia's …

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Nov. 17, 2022

Delegate David Reid

Delegate David Reid joins the podcast again! Delegate David Reid, House District 32, and Chris Saxman swap stories and talk about their shared favorite soccer team, his focus on problem-solving in politics, broadband, elections, and much more. You ...

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About the Host

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Chris Saxman

Chris Saxman is Executive Director of Virginia FREE, and a former delegate who served in the Virginia House from 2002 to 2010.