Sunday, January 20th, 2019

G Gathering
        Councilmember Rick West Seeks Reelection

Councilmember Rick West Seeks Reelection



Friends of Rick West hosted a fundraiser at The Black Pelican Restaurant in Greenbrier in support of his campaign for re-election to the Chesapeake City Council.

Photos courtesy of Cliff Hayes Photography


Carolyn Bernard, The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, and Steve Best

From left: Ricks wife Vicky, son Jesse, daughters Andie and Carly, sister Karen Mellott, Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner, Sheriff Jim OSullivan, and Councilmember Rick West

The restaurant was filled to capacity with supporters of Ricks campaign for re-election.

From left: Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan, Councilmember Rick West, supporter Dwight Schaubach, and Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner

Rick West greeted supporters as they arrived

Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner and his wife Gretchen

Councilmember Rick West and his wife Vicky share a laugh

Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan, left, and Mayor Alan Krasnoff

Musical entertainment was provided by Don Hamlett

From left: Ricks sister Karen Mellott, Mayor Alan Krasnoff, and The Black Pelican co-owner Crystal Smith

The ever jovial Mayor Alan Krasnoff delights those he greets

Judy Whitt and Larry Zoeller

Steve Johnson and Greg Bell

From left: Anna McGinn, Councilmember Rick West, Terry Kelso, and Kim Hundley

Rick and Vicky West

From left: Everett Sawyer, Warren Thrasher, and Councilmember Debbie Ritter were on hand to support Ricks campaign

The Shopper Publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard got a hug from long-time friend Steve Best

Don Hamlett set the mood for the festivities with his acoustic guitar

Lori and John Maddux

From left: Don Kelso, Ann Gurnee, Anna McGinn, Jack McGinn, and Councilmember Rick West

Thelma Gilbert

Councilmember Robert Ike and his wife Brenda

Supporters listened attentively to speakers

Councilmember Robert Ike and his wife Brenda showed support for the event speakers

Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan addressed the crowd

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff obviously liked the speakers message

Councilmember Robert Ike and his wife Brenda also enjoyed the speakers comments

Ginny Cross and Paul Galiotos

Councilmember Rick West, wife Vicky, and daughter Carly

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff shares a few words

Ricks son Jesse West comments on his dads achievements to the delight of Sheriff Jim OSullivan

Ricks daughter Carly waves as his family is introduced

Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner

Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan

Vicky West beams as she talks about her husband Rick

From left: Ricks wife Vicky, son Jesse, daughters Andie and Carly, sister Karen Mellott, and Chesapeake Commissioner of Revenue Ray Conner

A nice crowd filled the restaurant in support of Ricks campaign

Councilmember Rick West and James Tascano

Councilmember Rick West and Vince Mastraco

Ricks sister Karen Mellott chats with Judy Whitt

Councilmember Rick West, left, greets supporter Dwight Schaubach

Scott Matheson, KC Pollard-Lawson, and Sheriff Jim OSullivan

Carroll Smith