The Green Papers: Virginia 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 June 2018
General Election / Special Election CD 7: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p EDT (1000-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election / Special Election CD 7. Polling hours reportedly 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


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.

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

 
           

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 TBD. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,339,922; Dsb $2,065,003
  Candidate Republican     Ivan Eric Raiklin
FEC S8VA00305
  Candidate Republican     Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman  Corey Alan Stewart
FEC S8VA00297; 30 Sep 17; Tot $190,529; Dsb $40,304
  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
 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  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 (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,409,175 53.90% Lieutenant Governor  Ralph S. Northam
24 February 2015: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Republican 1,175,731 44.97% Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
former Republican National Committee Chairman
  Candidate Libertarian 27,987 1.07% 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.
  Candidate Scattering 1,389 0.05% Write In
Total 2,614,282 100.00%  

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

  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.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,368,261 52.72% Justin E. Fairfax
  Candidate Republican 1,224,519 47.18% state Senator  Jill Holtzman Vogel
  Candidate Scattering 2,446 0.09% Write In
Total 2,595,226 100.00%  

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
 Candidate list (6) - 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 Sep 17; Tot $17,135; Dsb $11,237
  Candidate Democratic     Prince William County Public School Board Chairman  Ryan Sawyers
FEC H8VA01261; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100,734; Dsb $61,521
  Candidate Democratic     John Suddarth
FEC H8VA01295
  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
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Dave Belote - apparently not a candidate
16 November 2017: Dropped out citing his mother's health issues. "I have to suspend my campaign."

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     Elaine Luria
  Candidate Democratic     Karen Powers Mallard
FEC H8VA02103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,870; Dsb $10,932
  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
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $150,886; Dsb $131,497

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
 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
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. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $151,491; Dsb $44,043
  Candidate Democratic     Roger Dean "RD" Huffstetler
FEC H8VA05114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $647,418; Dsb $196,971
  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 Sep 17; Tot $214,154; Dsb $143,011

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."
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sergio Coppola, II
FEC H8VA06088
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Volosin
FEC H8VA06070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,443; Dsb $3,910
  Candidate Republican     state Delegate  Benjamin L. "Ben" Cline
  Candidate Republican     former Texas Board of Education Member Cynthia Dunbar
FEC H8VA06096
    Republican     Congressman  Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte - apparently not a candidate
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."

FEC H2VA06115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $462,454; Dsb $329,223
  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
 Candidate list (9) - 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     Diane Findlay Fraser
FEC H8VA07102
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Gower
  Candidate Democratic     Janelle Noble
FEC H8VA07078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,943; Dsb $2,614
  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
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 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
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony "Tony" Flaccavento
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Santopietro
FEC H8VA09058
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $355,291; Dsb $245,968
  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 (13) - 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     Paul Pelletier
FEC H8VA10171
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Pomerleano
  Candidate Democratic     Deep Sran
FEC H8VA10130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $170,828; Dsb $20,522
  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 Sep 17; Tot $1,425,136; Dsb $489,220
  Candidate Republican     Shak Hill
FEC H8VA10155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $53,052; Dsb $20,423

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $821,413; Dsb $362,836
  Candidate Republican     Jeffery Anthony "Jeff" Dove, Jr.
FEC H8VA11070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $57,414; Dsb $50,197
  Candidate Libertarian     Stevan Michael Porter
FEC H8VA11088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,885; Dsb $2,515

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

  Democratic Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2017
First elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Renominated - 13 June 2017 Primary (unopposed)
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,385,389 53.34% Attorney General  Mark R. Herring
2 September 2015: Announced he will run for re-election in 2017.
  Candidate Republican 1,209,339 46.56% John D. Adams
  Candidate Scattering 2,486 0.10% Write In
Total 2,597,214 100.00%  
 

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, 46 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 18 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: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent Greens (affiliate of Independence)
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Whig
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 3 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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