Dave Ress

Writer

Dave Ress covers state and regional issues for the Daily Press. He started off in journalism as a stringer for the Christian Science Monitor while a student in Montreal a very long time ago and was a correspondent for Reuters in Montreal, London and Nairobi before getting sense enough to settle in Virginia. Dave is the author of The Burundi Ethnic Massacres: 1988 and Gov. Edward Coles and the Vote to Forbid Slavery in Illinois and is far too interested in history, economics and politics for his own good. 

Recent Articles

  • The bills that worry each side of the James City tax debate

    The bills that worry each side of the James City tax debate

    It's not so much what's happening this year as what's coming down the pike that explains the heated debate over James City County's 7-cent real estate tax increase. In the background of the political discord over James City County Supervisors' almost unprecedented decision to raise the real estate...

  • A mixup over a donation in a high stakes race

    A mixup over a donation in a high stakes race

    One of the biggest campaign donations in this year's races for the James City County Board of Supervisors came from the son of a man who is suing the county – but that fact was only disclosed five months after the money came in. The $1,000 donation to candidate Heather Cordasco came from Richard...

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