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 State and Local Government


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.

12 June 2018 Primary:
Returns from the Virginia State Board of Elections.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018:
General Election from the Virginia Department of Elections.
Certified returns from the Virginia Department 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
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
former DNC Chair.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,910,370 57.00% Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142; 26 Nov 18; Tot $16,924,476; Dsb $16,937,620
  Candidate Republican 1,374,313 41.01% Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman  Corey Alan Stewart
FEC S8VA00297; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,791,257; Dsb $2,757,435
  Candidate Libertarian 61,565 1.84% Matt J. Waters
FEC S8VA00354; 26 Nov 18; Tot $67,591; Dsb $67,225
  Candidate Scattering 5,125 0.15% Write In
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     former state Delagate Winsome Sears
Total 3,351,373 100.00%  

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 (5 Renominated, 2 Open);
4 Democratic (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
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
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans have 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 183,250 55.18% Congressman  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
FEC H8VA01147; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,562,180; Dsb $2,021,861
  Candidate Democratic 148,464 44.70% Lavangelene A. "Vangie" Williams
FEC H8VA01303; 26 Nov 18; Tot $425,559; Dsb $314,732
  Candidate Scattering 387 0.12% Write In
Total 332,101 100.00%  

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
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 139,571 51.05% Elaine G. Luria
FEC H8VA02111; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,258,719; Dsb $4,227,512
  Candidate Republican 133,458 48.81% Congressman  Scott W. Taylor
FEC H0VA02118; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,971,581; Dsb $4,025,512
  Candidate Scattering 371 0.14% Write In
Total 273,400 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans no candidate.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 198,615 91.22% Congressman  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
FEC H6VA01117; 26 Nov 18; Tot $653,114; Dsb $599,064
  Candidate Scattering 19,107 8.78% Write In
Total 217,722 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 187,642 62.58% Congressman  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
FEC H6VA04061; 26 Nov 18; Tot $860,091; Dsb $912,514
  Candidate Republican 107,706 35.92% Ryan A. McAdams
FEC H8VA04026; 26 Nov 18; Tot $236,718; Dsb $230,452
  Candidate Libertarian 4,233 1.41% Peter Joseph "Pete" Wells
FEC H8VA04042; 17 Oct 18; Tot $601; Dsb $0
  Candidate Scattering 273 0.09% Write In
Total 299,854 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 May 2018: Announced retirement.
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Convention on 5 May. Republicans 1 candidate. Since the announcement of the retirement of Congressman Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr. (Republican) came after the filing deadline, the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee will choose a replacement nominee on Saturday 2 June 2018. The Committee chose Denver Riggleman.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 165,339 53.18% Denver Lee Riggleman, III
28 May 2018: Congressman Thomas Alexander "Tom" Garrett, Jr. (Republican) announces retirement. Since the announcement of the retirement came after the filing deadline, the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee will choose a replacement nominee.
2 June 2018: The 5th Congressional District Republican Committee chose Denver Riggleman.

FEC H8VA05171; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,931,867; Dsb $1,888,032
  Candidate Democratic 145,040 46.65% Leslie C. Cockburn
FEC H8VA05155; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,538,302; Dsb $3,341,170
  Candidate Scattering 547 0.18% Write In
Total 310,926 100.00%  

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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 167,957 59.69% state Delegate  Benjamin Lee "Ben" Cline
19 May 2018: Won the nomination with 52% of the vote.

FEC H8VA06104; 26 Nov 18; Tot $947,277; Dsb $943,007
  Candidate Democratic 113,133 40.21% Jennifer Lynn Lewis
FEC H8VA06138; 26 Nov 18; Tot $436,896; Dsb $418,745
  Candidate Scattering 287 0.10% Write In
Total 281,377 100.00%  

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
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 176,079 50.34% Abigail A. Spanberger
FEC H8VA07094; 26 Nov 18; Tot $7,265,218; Dsb $7,207,109
  Candidate Republican 169,295 48.40% Congressman  David Alan "Dave" Brat
FEC H4VA07143; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,355,436; Dsb $3,327,692
  Candidate Libertarian 4,216 1.21% former Powhatan County Supervisor Joseph Buckler "Joe" Walton
FEC H8VA07128; 26 Nov 18; Tot $7,472; Dsb $6,952
  Candidate Scattering 213 0.06% Write In
Total 349,803 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 247,137 76.10% Congressman  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
FEC H4VA08224; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,082,034; Dsb $1,774,865
  Candidate Republican 76,899 23.68% Thomas S. Oh
FEC H8VA08159; 26 Nov 18; Tot $74,602; Dsb $74,437
  Candidate Scattering 712 0.22% Write In
Total 324,748 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 160,933 65.16% Congressman  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
FEC H0VA09055; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,162,945; Dsb $1,219,036
  Candidate Democratic 85,833 34.75% Anthony Jude "Tony" Flaccavento
FEC H8VA09066; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,061,574; Dsb $1,034,301
  Candidate Scattering 214 0.09% Write In
Total 246,980 100.00%  

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
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats will nominate by Primary. Republicans will nominate by Primary.
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 206,356 56.11% state Senator  Jennifer T. Wexton
FEC H8VA10106; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,135,231; Dsb $6,034,770
  Candidate Republican 160,841 43.73% Congressman  Barbara Jean Comstock
FEC H4VA10089; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,423,189; Dsb $6,427,668
  Candidate Scattering 598 0.16% Write In
Total 367,795 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated -
Nominations-- Democrats 1 candidate. Republicans 1 candidate.
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 219,191 71.11% Congressman  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
FEC H8VA11062; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,059,121; Dsb $1,622,293
  Candidate Republican 83,023 26.93% Jeffery Anthony "Jeff" Dove, Jr.
FEC H8VA11070; 26 Nov 18; Tot $660,637; Dsb $621,064
  Candidate Libertarian 5,546 1.80% Stevan Michael Porter
FEC H8VA11088; 26 Nov 18; Tot $10,639; Dsb $9,637
  Candidate Scattering 490 0.16% Write In
Total 308,250 100.00%  

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, 13 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 12 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
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 12 candidates
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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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Democratic
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  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)
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

 


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