Signs of the Times
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand... " (from The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats).
September 11, 2018
Virginia Elections 2018
Tim Kaine, Incumbent
Corey Stewart, Chair, Prince William BOS; unsuccessful candidate for Republican 2017 Virginia governor's nomination; Trump campaign Virginia Chair
Matt Waters, Development Director, Students for Liberty
Fifth District House of Representatives
Incumbent Tom Garrett Jr (R-Buckingham) will not seek re-election
Denver Riggleman, Nelson County, distiller, intelligence consultant, past
Leslie Cockburn, Rappahannock County, journalist, author, filmmaker
Possible Republican Candidates
Bob Corker, 66, Tennesee,
Senator (term ends 2018, not seeking re-election)
Ted Cruz, 47, Texas, Senator (2018)
Carly Fiorina, 64, Virginia, businesswoman, past candidate for various offices
Jeff Flake, 55, Arizona, Senator (2018, not seeking re-election)
Larry Hogan, 62, Maryland, Governor (2018)
John Kasich, 66, Ohio, former Governor
Bill Kristol, 65, New York, writer, consultant
Susana Martinez, 59, New Mexico, Governor (term limited, ends 2018)
Ben Sasse, 46, Nebraska, Senator (2020)
Donald Trump, 72 (Incumbent) (declared), New York, businessman
Possible Democratic Candidates
|Joe Biden, 75, Delaware, former Vice President|
|Cory Booker, 49, New Jersey, Senator (2018)|
|Sherrod Brown, 65, Ohio, Senator (2018)|
|Steve Bullock, 52, Montana, Governor (2020)|
|Julian Castro, 44, Texas, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
|Chelsea Clinton, 38, New York, author, businesswoman|
|Mark Cuban, 60, Texas, businessman|
|Andrew Cuomo, 60, New York, Governor (2018)|
|Bill de Blasio, 57, New York, Mayor of New York (2021)|
|John Delaney, 55, (declared) Maryland, Representative|
|Tammy Duckworth, 50, Illinois, Senator (2022)|
|Al Franken, 67, Minnesota, former Senator|
|Tulsi Gabbard, 37, Hawaii, Representative|
|Eric Garcetti, 47 California, Mayor of Los Angeles (2022)|
|Kirsten Gillibrand, 51, New York, Senator (2020)|
|Al Gore, 70, Tennesee, former
Vice President, past Presidential candidate
Luis V. Gutiérrez, 64, Illinois, Representative
|Kamala Harris, 53, California, Senator (2022)|
|John Hickenlooper, 66, Colorado, Governor (term-limited 2018)|
|Eric Holder, 67, Washington, D.C.,
former Attorney General
Jay Inslee, 67, Washington, Governor (2020)
|Doug Jones, 64, Alabama, Senator (2024)|
|Tim Kaine, 60, Virginia, Senator (2018), (former Vice-Presidential candidate|
|Caroline Kennedy, 60, New York, former Ambassador|
|Joe Kennedy III, 37, Massachusetts, Representative|
|John Kerry, 74, Massachusetts, former Secretary of State, past Presidential candidate|
|Amy Klobuchar, 58, Minnesota, Senator (2018)|
|Mitch Landrieu, 58, Louisiana, former Mayor of New Orleans|
|Joe Manchin, 71, West Virginia, Senator (2018)|
|Terry McAuliffe, 61, Virginia,
Jeff Merkley, 61, Oregon, Senator (2024)
|Christopher Murphy, 45, Connecticut, Senator (2018)|
|Gavin Newsom, 50, California, Lieutenant Governor (2018)|
|Jay Nixon, 62, Missouri, former Governor|
|Martin O'Malley, 55, Maryland, former Governor|
|Deval Patrick, 62, Massachusetts, former Governor|
|Tim Ryan, 45, Ohio, Representative|
|Bernie Sanders, 76, Vermont,
Howard Schultz, Washington, businessman
|Tom Steyer, 61, California, businessman|
|Mark Warner, 63, Virginia, Senator (2020)|
|Elizabeth Warren, 69, Massachusetts, Senator (2018)|
|Mark Zuckerberg, 34, California, businessman|
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Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress
You can contact Senator Mark Warner (202) 224-2023. His fax is (202) 224-6295.
Contact Senator Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024.
Contact Rep. Tom Garrett (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681 Local office 686 Berkmar Circle, 2nd Floor, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Contact Rep. Dave Brat at [http://brat.house.gov/] or (202) 225-2815. His fax is (202) 225-0011.
Contact the Governor
Governor Ralph Northam, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Phone: (804) 786-2211. Fax: (804) 371-6351, TTY/TDD (For the Hearing Impaired): 1-800-828-1120, or 711 .E-mail: contact him through his website at https://governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/Communicating-with-the-governors-office
Contact Your Legislators
Senator R. Creigh Deeds, 25th District: Charlottesville [P. O. Box 5462, 22905. (434) 296-5491]; Bath [(800) 545-5899 firstname.lastname@example.org; Richmond [(804) 698-7525].
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Privileges and Elections; Transportation, Courts of Justice. See also, bills Creigh Deeds has introduced.
Senator Emmett Hanger, 24th District: Local (540) 885-6898; Richmond (804) 298-7524; electronic mail -- email@example.com
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Finance; Local Government; Rehabilitation and Social Services. See also, bills Emmett Hanger has introduced.
Delegate David Toscano, 57th District: Local (434)
220-1660.. Richmond (804) 698 1057. Email DelDToscano@house.state.va.us
Web presence: www.davidtoscano.com
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice, Science and Technology
Delegate Robert Bell, 58th District: Local: 2309 Finch Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911; (434) 245-8900; and DelRBell@house.state.va.us, Rm 810 General Assembly Building, Richmond, Virginia. (804) 698-1058
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice; Privileges and Elections; and Health Welfare and Institutions. See also, bills Rob Bell has introduced.
Delegate Matt Farriss., 59th District: Local (434) 821-5929; Richmond (804) 698-1059; electronic mail -- DelMFarriss@house.virginia.gov
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; ; General Laws; and Rules. See also, bills Watkins Abbitt has introduced.
Delegate R. Steven Landes, 25th District: Local (540) 245-5540; Richmond (804) 698-1025; electronic mail -- DelSLandes@house.state.va.us
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; and Rules. See also, bills Steve Landes has introduced.
Virginia General Assembly: The toll free number for the Virginia General Assembly is 1-800-889-0229.
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Local Political Web Sites
~The Albemarle County Democratic Committee~ The Albemarle County Republican Committee~ The Jefferson Area Libertarians~ The Charlottesville Democratic Committee~ The Charlottesville Republican Committee~ University Democrats~ Richmond Sunlight~ Virginia Public Access Project~ David Toscano~ Helena Cobban~ Fluvanna Democrats~ Brian Wheeler~ Fifth Congressional District Democrats~ Jennifer McKeever~ Fluvanna County Republicans~ Jefferson Area Tea Party~
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