The Green Papers: Virginia 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 June 2017
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Tuesday 13 June 2017 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EDT (1000-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2017 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EST (1100-0000 UTC).
 
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


Upcoming Elections and Candidate Lists from the Virginia State Board of Elections.


13 June 2017 Primary results from AP and returns from the Virginia Department of Elections.


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" [Code of Virginia §24.2-526].

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 TBD February 2018.

  • The Democratic Party has scheduled conventions on TBD.
  • The Republican Party has scheduled a conventions on TBD.
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by TBD. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,555,421; Dsb $1,340,532
  Candidate Republican     Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman  Corey Alan Stewart
FEC S8VA00297
  Candidate Republican     Ron Wallace

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Mark Robert Warner
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Republican     Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman
  Candidate Libertarian     Clifford D. "Cliff" Hyra
6 May 2017: Received his party's nomination. 10,000 petition signatures are needed to put him on the general election ballot.
27 June 2017: Petitions validated.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Justin E. Fairfax
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Jill Holtzman Vogel

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (7 Undetermined);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Hicks
FEC H8VA01287; 30 Sep 17; Tot $16,555; Dsb $3,609
  Candidate Democratic     Edwin Santana, Jr.
FEC H8VA01253; 30 Jun 17; Tot $12,635; Dsb $5,214
  Candidate Democratic     Prince William County Public School Board Chairman  Ryan Sawyers
FEC H8VA01261; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100,734; Dsb $61,521
  Candidate Democratic     Lavangelene "Vangie" Williams
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $499,050; Dsb $378,304

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dave Belote
FEC H8VA02053; 30 Sep 17; Tot $174,918; Dsb $40,592
  Candidate Democratic     Shaun Denise Brown
FEC H6VA02115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $713,491; Dsb $713,796
  Candidate Democratic     Garry B. Hubbard
FEC H8VA02087
  Candidate Democratic     Karen Powers Mallard
FEC H8VA02103
  Candidate Democratic     Ernest Porter
FEC H8VA02095
    Republican     Laquan Austian - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     former James City County Supervisor Mary Jones
FEC H8VA02079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,568; Dsb $4,720
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
FEC H0VA02118; 30 Sep 17; Tot $892,444; Dsb $425,983

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 30 Jun 17; Tot $75,558; Dsb $66,455

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
FEC H6VA04061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $259,872; Dsb $219,576

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Leslie Cockburn
FEC H8VA05155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $314,576; Dsb $39,694
  Candidate Democratic     Benjamin Niel "Ben" Cullop
FEC H8VA05148
  Candidate Democratic     Roger Dean "RD" Huffstetler
FEC H8VA05114; 30 Jun 17; Tot $345,054; Dsb $66,109
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Slate
FEC H8VA05130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,782; Dsb $5,890
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Sneathern
FEC H8VA05122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $134,777; Dsb $49,332
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.
FEC H6VA05142; 30 Jun 17; Tot $121,824; Dsb $107,761

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sergio Coppola, II
FEC H8VA06088
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Frend
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Volosin
FEC H8VA06070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,443; Dsb $3,910
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
FEC H2VA06115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $462,454; Dsb $329,223

Incumbent - 115th 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 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Helen Alli
FEC H8VA07060
  Candidate Democratic     Eileen McNeil Bedell
FEC H6VA07148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $29,201; Dsb $21,175
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Gower
  Candidate Democratic     Janelle Noble
FEC H8VA07078; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,835; Dsb $1,391
  Candidate Democratic     Abigail Spanberger
FEC H8VA07094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $243,413; Dsb $33,593
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" Ward
FEC H8VA07086; 30 Sep 17; Tot $263,181; Dsb $35,455
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $462,859; Dsb $226,266
  Candidate Republican     Frederick Molter, IV

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 30 Sep 17; Tot $784,701; Dsb $677,160

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Flaccavento
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Santopietro
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $355,291; Dsb $245,968

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Barbara Jean Comstock
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Adams
FEC H8VA10148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,938; Dsb $1,282
  Candidate Democratic     Julia Elizabeth Biggins
FEC H8VA10163
  Candidate Democratic     Alison Kiehl Friedman
FEC H8VA10122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $703,739; Dsb $150,282
  Candidate Democratic     David Bruce "Dave" Hanson
FEC H8VA10114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,978; Dsb $12,471
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" Helmer
FEC H8VA10080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $534,150; Dsb $136,208
  Candidate Democratic     Julien Modica
FEC H0VA10129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $34; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Pomerleano
  Candidate Democratic     Deep Sran
FEC H8VA10130; 30 Jun 17; Tot $76,686; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Lindsey Davis Stover
FEC H8VA10098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $443,792; Dsb $102,752
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jennifer T. Wexton
FEC H8VA10106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $457,313; Dsb $111,672
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Barbara Jean Comstock
FEC H4VA10089; 30 Jun 17; Tot $947,937; Dsb $275,444
  Candidate Republican     Shak Hill
FEC H8VA10155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $53,052; Dsb $20,423

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 30 Jun 17; Tot $627,628; Dsb $219,771
  Candidate Republican     Jeffery Anthony "Jeff" Dove, Jr.
FEC H8VA11070; 30 Jun 17; Tot $50,539; Dsb $11,471
  Candidate Libertarian     Stevan Michael Porter
FEC H8VA11088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,885; Dsb $2,515

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Renominated - 13 June 2017 Primary (unopposed)
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
2 September 2015: Announced he will run for re-election in 2017.
  Candidate Republican     John D. Adams
 

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): 9 incumbents, 44 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
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
  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)
  Virginia Political Line
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

 


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