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Newbille a 7th District resident for 18 days

01/19/2009 7:55 AM by

The RTD has a piece of the City Council 7th District seat appointment flap and whether or not Cynthia Newbille lives here:

Newbille said yesterday that she has been renting a house in the 7th District since Jan. 1 because she’s interested in the council position as a way to continue her work in the city’s East End.

“I’m a product of this community. I’m invested in this community,” said Newbille, acting director of the nonprofit East District Family Resource Center. […] Newbille said she would be bothered if someone moved into the district to qualify for office and had not been involved in the community. “That’s just not the circumstance here,” she added.

A check of city voter records found this week that Newbille isn’t a registered voter in the 7th, but officials acknowledged that the list would not reflect registrations made in recent weeks. Newbille said she moved from Henrico County but lived for many years in the city’s 6th District.


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