A local Democrat intends to challenge Del. Rob Bell in this fall’s election, Brian McNeill writes for the Progress. Cynthia Neff retired to Charlottesville from IBM a few years ago, and says that she’s running against the Republican incumbent because she’s frustrated with his attention to brochure bills while ignoring weightier matters. Bell has almost half a million dollars in his campaign coffers, far and away the largest war chest of any member of the Virginia legislature. Neff serves on the board of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee, and managed Marcia Joseph’s challenge to BoS member Ken Boyd a couple of years ago.