The Green Papers: Virginia 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:8,037,736 (2.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:13(2.42% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:11(2.53% of 435)
Capital:Richmond
 

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Virginia State and Local Government

Virginia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Parties may decide to select their candidate by convention or by primary.

Virginia law states that there will be no primary in races "when less than two candidates declare".

Parties may choose to nominate by convention rather than by primary election. The deadline to notify the State Board of Elections of the adoption of the primary election is 25 February 2014.

  • The Democratic Party has scheduled conventions on 7 June 2014 (District 1), 31 May 2014 (District 5), 17 May 2014 (District 6), 10 May 2014 (District 9), and a caucus on 29 May 2014 (District 4) and 10 June 2014 (District 10).
  • The Republican Party has scheduled a convention on 7 June 2014 to select its U.S. Senate nominee. For U.S. House Districts, Republican conventions will be held on 3 May 2014 (District 3), 26 April 2014 (District 8), and 10 May 2014 (District 11). A Republican Party canvass will be held on 26 April 2014 for District 10.

SB 742, introduced by Senator Charles W. Carrico, Sr. (Republican) on 6 February 2015, would add a runoff to the GENERAL election. If no candidate receives 50% or more of the vote for a STATEWIDE office, a runoff would be held between the top two vote getters.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
former DNC Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Robert Warner
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe
First elected: 2013
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Republican     Ed Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Open Seat - 24 February 2015: Candidate for Governor in 2017.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Republican (8 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
First elected in a special election (re: the death of Congressman Jo Ann S. Davis): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 30 Sep 15; Tot $411,848; Dsb $285,937

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Edward Scott "Scott" Rigell
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Edward Scott "Scott" Rigell
FEC H0VA02084; 30 Sep 15; Tot $631,985; Dsb $389,203

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman J. Randy Forbes
2001 June 19: Elected in a special election to replace the seat vacated by the death of Norman Sisisky.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman J. Randy Forbes
FEC H2VA04052; 30 Sep 15; Tot $516,635; Dsb $314,825

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Robert Hurt
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ericke Cage
FEC H6VA05100; 30 Sep 15; Tot $25,557; Dsb $7,458
  Candidate Democratic     Albemarle County Supervisor Jane DeSimone Dittmar
FEC H6VA05118; 30 Sep 15; Tot $77,660; Dsb $10,963
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert Hurt
FEC H0VA05095; 30 Sep 15; Tot $341,562; Dsb $212,882

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
FEC H2VA06115; 30 Sep 15; Tot $629,769; Dsb $435,963

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman David Alan "Dave" Brat
First elected in the concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor (Republican)]: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Robert "Mike" Dickinson
FEC H6VA07122
    Democratic     Robert Cranford Maddux - apparently not a candidate
4 June 2015: Termination report processed by the FEC.

FEC H6VA07114
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 30 Sep 15; Tot $380,949; Dsb $208,832

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 30 Sep 15; Tot $795,259; Dsb $465,179
  Candidate Republican     Michael David "Mike" Webb
FEC H6VA08229

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 30 Sep 15; Tot $338,775; Dsb $359,422

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Barbara J. Comstock
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Julien Modica
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Barbara J. Comstock
FEC H4VA10089; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,382,300; Dsb $422,217

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 30 Sep 15; Tot $760,990; Dsb $302,899
  Candidate Green     Joseph F. "Joe" Galdo
FEC H2VA11164; 30 Sep 15; Tot $734; Dsb $2,134

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

  Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Mark R. Herring
2 September 2015: Announced he will run for re-election in 2017.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Independent Greens (affiliate of Independence)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Whig
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters
Election Authority
  Virginia State Board of Elections
Democratic
  Virginia Democratic Party
  Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus
  Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Republican Party of Virginia
Third Party
  Independent Greens of Virginia Not affiliated with the Green Party. Voted to affililate with the Independence Party of America on 10 January 2008.
  Justice Party of Virginia
  Libertarian Party of Virginia
  The Constitution Party of Virginia
  The Green Party of Virginia
  The Unity Party of Virginia
  Virginia Society for Human Life
  Whig Party of Virginia
  Whigs in Virginia
Media & others
  Blue Virginia - Arlington
  Bristol Herald Courier
  Culpeper Star-Exponent
  Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press
  Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region
  Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County
  News & Advance - Lynchburg
  Politics1.com - Virginia
  Richmond Times-Dispatch
  Southside Sentinel - Urbanna
  Staunton News Leader
  The Daily Progress - Charlottesville
  The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg
  The News Virginian - Waynesboro
  The Roanoke Times
  The Virginia Public Access Project
  The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk
  The Winchester Star
  Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

 


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  2015 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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