The Green Papers: Virginia 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 29 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EDT (1000-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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 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 or primary election. The deadline to notify the State Board of Elections of the adoption of the primary election is February 2018.

  • The Democratic Party has scheduled a convention for CD 5 on 5 May.
  • The Republican Party has scheduled conventions for CDs 5 and 8 on 28 April, CDs 3 and 7 on 5 May, and CD 6 on 19 May.

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

2018 U.S. House Nomination Contests Virginia Public Access Project from the Virginia Public Access Project.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $10,940,554; Dsb $3,720,891
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Nicholas Jason "Nick" Freitas
FEC S8VA00313
  Candidate Republican     Earl Walker "E.W." Jackson, Sr.
13 October 2017: FEC administratively terminated campaign committee.
7 December 2017: Filed a Statement of Candidacy with the FEC.

FEC S2VA00167; 31 Mar 18; Tot $158,700; Dsb $117,193
  Candidate Republican     Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman  Corey Alan Stewart
FEC S8VA00297; 31 Mar 18; Tot $608,662; Dsb $468,160
  Candidate Libertarian     Matt Waters
FEC S8VA00354; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,960; Dsb $4,931
  Candidate Independent     Joshua Philip Yabut
FEC S8VA00347

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Mark Robert Warner
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Ralph S. Northam
First elected: 2017
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Justin E. Fairfax
First elected: 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (6 Undetermined, 1 Open);
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
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
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans have 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Edwin Santana, Jr.
FEC H8VA01253; 31 Mar 18; Tot $36,184; Dsb $28,837
  Candidate Democratic     John B. Suddarth
FEC H8VA01295; 31 Mar 18; Tot $62,959; Dsb $40,844
  Candidate Democratic     Lavangelene A. "Vangie" Williams
FEC H8VA01303; 31 Mar 18; Tot $39,544; Dsb $38,166
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 31 Mar 18; Tot $877,176; Dsb $737,877

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Elaine G. Luria
FEC H8VA02111; 31 Mar 18; Tot $373,550; Dsb $82,375
  Candidate Democratic     Karen Powers Mallard
FEC H8VA02103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $57,335; Dsb $43,236
  Candidate Republican     former James City County Supervisor Mary K. Jones
FEC H8VA02079; 31 Mar 18; Tot $60,006; Dsb $37,020
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
FEC H0VA02118; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,000,104; Dsb $1,222,110
  Candidate Independent     Shaun Denise Brown
FEC H6VA02115; 31 Mar 18; Tot $715,104; Dsb $717,975

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans no candidate.
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 08 Apr 18; Tot $237,113; Dsb $221,715

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
FEC H6VA04061; 31 Mar 18; Tot $459,009; Dsb $372,476
  Candidate Republican     Shion A. Fenty
FEC H8VA04034; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,213; Dsb $6,213
  Candidate Republican     Ryan A. McAdams
FEC H8VA04026; 31 Mar 18; Tot $30,567; Dsb $23,778
  Candidate Libertarian     Peter Joseph "Pete" Wells
FEC H8VA04042; 31 Mar 18; Tot $201; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention on 5 May. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Leslie Cockburn
FEC H8VA05155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $702,871; Dsb $402,224
  Candidate Democratic     Roger Dean "RD" Huffstetler
FEC H8VA05114; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,097,737; Dsb $661,518
  Candidate Democratic     Andrew Sneathern
FEC H8VA05122; 31 Mar 18; Tot $260,736; Dsb $164,862
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.
FEC H6VA05142; 08 Apr 18; Tot $433,391; Dsb $314,124

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 9 November 2017: "I cannot begin to express how blessed I am to have had the opportunity to serve. Now is the right time to step aside - I will not seek re-election."
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Convention on 19 May.
 Candidate list (14) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sergio A.. Coppola, II
FEC H8VA06088; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,061; Dsb $4,832
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Lynn Lewis
FEC H8VA06138; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,253; Dsb $11,926
  Candidate Democratic     former Roanoke County Supervisor Charlotte Ann Moore
FEC H8VA06161
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Volosin
FEC H8VA06070; 31 Mar 18; Tot $42,720; Dsb $37,185
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Benjamin Lee "Ben" Cline
FEC H8VA06104; 31 Mar 18; Tot $220,308; Dsb $161,227
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Desjadon
FEC H8VA06153; 31 Mar 18; Tot $42,525; Dsb $13,945
  Candidate Republican     former Texas Board of Education Member Cynthia Dunbar
FEC H8VA06096; 31 Mar 18; Tot $104,063; Dsb $79,309
  Candidate Republican     Rockingham County Clerk of Court  Charles W. "Chaz" Haywood
FEC H8VA06112; 31 Mar 18; Tot $51,865; Dsb $35,751
  Candidate Republican     Ed Justo
FEC H8VA06179
  Candidate Republican     Kathryn Lewis
FEC H8VA06195; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,675; Dsb $5,735
  Candidate Republican     Elliot Pope
FEC H8VA06120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,830; Dsb $11,689
  Candidate Republican     Douglas David Wright
FEC H8VA06146
  Candidate Independent     Elkton Town Councillor  Steve America
  Candidate Independent     Michael Frend

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
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
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Abigail A. Spanberger
FEC H8VA07094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $724,537; Dsb $248,068
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel K. "Dan" Ward
FEC H8VA07086; 31 Mar 18; Tot $785,918; Dsb $277,822
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 31 Mar 18; Tot $849,596; Dsb $371,254
  Candidate Libertarian     former Powhatan County Supervisor Joseph Buckler "Joe" Walton
FEC H8VA07128; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,201; Dsb $914
  Candidate Whig     Helen Alli
FEC H8VA07060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,491; Dsb $6,598

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,240,392; Dsb $1,037,734
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Oh
FEC H8VA08159; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,085; Dsb $5,290
  Candidate Independent     Mike Webb
FEC H8VA08167

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Jude "Tony" Flaccavento
FEC H8VA09066; 31 Mar 18; Tot $159,215; Dsb $87,411
  Candidate Democratic     Justin D. Santopietro
FEC H8VA09058; 31 Mar 18; Tot $19,617; Dsb $17,345
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $558,320; Dsb $369,540
  Candidate Independent     Scott Blankenship

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Barbara Jean Comstock
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Julia Elizabeth Biggins
FEC H8VA10163; 31 Mar 18; Tot $102,791; Dsb $37,196
  Candidate Democratic     Alison Kiehl Friedman
FEC H8VA10122; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,379,297; Dsb $561,666
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel I. "Dan" Helmer
FEC H8VA10080; 31 Mar 18; Tot $895,337; Dsb $379,191
  Candidate Democratic     Paul E. Pelletier
FEC H8VA10171; 31 Mar 18; Tot $398,236; Dsb $206,941
  Candidate Democratic     Lindsey Davis Stover
FEC H8VA10098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $850,647; Dsb $378,692
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jennifer T. Wexton
FEC H8VA10106; 31 Mar 18; Tot $927,863; Dsb $297,155
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Barbara Jean Comstock
FEC H4VA10089; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,789,388; Dsb $1,018,083
  Candidate Republican     Shak E. Hill
FEC H8VA10155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $178,809; Dsb $115,408

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,379,246; Dsb $588,823
  Candidate Republican     Jeffery Anthony "Jeff" Dove, Jr.
FEC H8VA11070; 31 Mar 18; Tot $211,094; Dsb $182,303
  Candidate Libertarian     Stevan Michael Porter
FEC H8VA11088; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,182; Dsb $3,857
  Candidate Whig     Peter Anthony "Pete" Carey
FEC H8VA11104

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Democratic Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
First elected: 2013, re-elected: 2017.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 2 November 2021
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 28 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 23 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Greens (affiliate of Independence)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Whig: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 6 candidates
 
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.


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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.
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  Libertarian Party of Virginia
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