Beto O’Rourke will be in town. Here’s where you can see him

Beto O’Rourke (Southside Daily/ Courtesy of Beto for America)
Beto O’Rourke (Southside Daily/ Courtesy of Beto for America)

Beto O’Rourke will visit and host grassroots events in Williamsburg, Hampton and Norfolk on Tuesday as part of his presidential campaign.

The Texas Democrat officially announced his campaign on March 30, according to his campaign’s announcement. Some of O’Rourke’s other campaign stops in Virginia include Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Fairfax and Alexandria.

O’Rourke will have meet and greet events at Charlie’s American Cafe in Norfolk, the Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery in Hampton and the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. See the community events information below.

Southside community meet and greet

Charlie’s American Cafe, 4024 Granby St. on April 16 at 8:40 a.m.

Peninsula community meet and greet

The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery, 504 N King St. on April 16 at 10:35 a.m.

William and Mary meet and greet

The College of William & Mary Trinkle Hall, 108 Jamestown Road at 1:35 p.m.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.