As is typically the case, politicians, candidates, and political parties representing Staunton and Augusta County marched to show their support. And, like last year, Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta) was separate from the rest of the Republicans. In addition, Angela Lynn, the Democratic challenger in the 25th House of Delegates, was similarly apart from her party. The other Republican elected officials pounding the pavement included: Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Delegate Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge), Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Roanoke), Delegate Steve Landes (R-Augusta), and Supervisor Marshall Pattie (R-Augusta). Ellen Arthur, who seeks to replace Delegate Cline, walked with the Democrats. The Libertarians were there for Will Hammer who is running against Delegate Bell. In addition, the one Republican and three Independent candidates for Augusta County Sheriff also each had a float in the parade. And, lest we forget, the Augusta County Alliance had an entry opposing the proposed Dominion Power pipeline.