The Green Papers: Virginia 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Special Election House CD 4: Tuesday 21 February 2023
Friday 23 December 2022 - Filing Deadline - Special Election for House CD 4 .
Tuesday 21 February 2023 - Special Election House CD 4. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p EST (1100-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:8,654,542 (2.79% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:13(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 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].

The Democratic and Republican 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 TBD. Nominees must be selected by TBD.


18 March 2021: Governor Ralph Northam signed SB 1148 which moves the non-presidential primary from the 2nd week in June to the 3rd week in June.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC S2VA00142
  Candidate Democratic     Zoey Maria King
FEC S2VA00217
  Candidate Republican     Gary Barve
FEC S4VA00205
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Walker Emord
FEC S4VA00247
  Candidate Republican     Craig Edward Ennis
FEC S4VA00213
  Candidate Republican     Edward "Eddie" Garcia
FEC S4VA00239
  Candidate Republican     Kimberly Lowe
FEC S4VA00221
  Candidate Republican     C.L. "Chuck" Smith, Jr.
FEC S4VA00197

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Mark Robert Warner
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mark Robert Warner
FEC S6VA00093

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2021, 2025. Term Limit: ineligble to immediately succeed after a given 4-year term, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Glenn A. Youngkin
First elected: 2021.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2025
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2021, 2025

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Winsome Earle Sears
First elected: 2021.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2025

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined);
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Robert J. "Rob" Wittman
First elected in a special election (re: the death of Member of Congress Jo Ann S. Davis): 11 December 2007
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Jennifer A. "Jen" Kiggans
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4

Vacant
Democratic Member of Congress  Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Vacant Office - 28 November 2022: Member of Congress Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin, 61, died following a battle with colorectal cancer. To fill the vacant seat, a 21 February 2023 special election is called by Governor Glenn A. Youngkin (Republican).
 28 November 2022: Member of Congress Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin, 61, dies following a battle with colorectal cancer.
12 December 2022: Virginia Governor Glenn A. Youngkin (Republican) calls a special 21 February 2023 election to fill the vacant U.S. House CD 4 seat. The filing deadline is 23 December 2022.

Special Election - 118th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 21 February 2023
Special Election - Caused by the 28 November 2022 passing of Member of Congress Aston Donald "Donald" McEachin.
12 December 2022: A special 21 February 2023 election is called by Governor Glenn A. Youngkin (Republican) to fill the vacant seat. The filing deadline is 23 December 2022. Ref: Governor Glenn Youngkin Sets Special Election for Virginia's 4th Congressional District.
Democrats selected their nominee with a firehouse primary on Tuesday 20 December 2022. The filing deadline was Friday 16 December. Firehouse primary results here.
Jennifer L. McClellan: 23,661 (84.81% WINNER)
Joseph Dee "Joe" Morrissey: 3,782 (13.56%)
Tavorise Keaunte Marks: 217 (0.78%)
Joseph Edward "Joe" Preston: 174 (0.62%)
Republicans nominated Leon Benjamin on Saturday 17 December 2022 via a party canvass using Ranked Choice Voting.

Candidate list is posted here.

 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jennifer L. McClellan
20 December 2022 Firehouse Primary: 23,661 (84.81%)

FEC H4VA04066
  Candidate Republican     Leon Benjamin, Sr.
FEC H0VA04064

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Robert G. "Bob" Good
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  Benjamin Lee "Ben" Cline
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Abigail A. Spanberger
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Shaliek Tarpley
FEC H4VA07176

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Member of Congress  Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Heerak Christian Kim
FEC H0VA08172

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 9 Republican Member of Congress  H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Member of Congress  Jennifer T. Wexton
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Member of Congress  Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2021, 2025

  Republican Attorney General  Jason S. Miyares
First elected: 2021.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2025
 

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): 8 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 9 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)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters
Election Authority
  Virginia Department of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Code of Virginia
Democratic
  Virginia Democratic Party
  Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus
  Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Republican Party of Virginia
Third Party
  Justice Party of Virginia
  The Constitution Party of Virginia
  The Green Party of Virginia
  Virginia Society for Human Life
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
  Richlands News-Press - Richlands / Clinch Valley
  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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