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    "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).

    June 11, 2019

    Virginia Elections 2019

    The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5. Results of the Primary election June 11 are shown. Winner is in boldface.


    District 17
            Bryce Reeves (R), Incumbent

             Amy Laufer (D), 5,975 votes
            Ben Hixon (D),1,631

    District 22
            Mark Peake (R), Incumbent

             Dakota Claytor, (D)

    District 24
            Emmett Hanger, Jr (R), Incumbent
            Tina Freitas (R), wife of Del. Nick Freitas

            Annette Hyde (D), wife, mother, yoga teacher

    District 25
            Creigh Deeds (D), Incumbent

    House of Delegates

    District 25
            Chris Runion (R)

             Jenni Kitchen (D), Community organizer  

            Janice Lee Allen (I)

     District 57
            Sally Hudson (D), 6,148
            Kathy Galvin (D), 3,232

    District 58
            Rob Bell (R), Incumbent

            Elizabeth Alcorn (D), Retired Dentist, former Greene County chair

    District 59
            Matt Fariss (R), Incumbent

            Tim Hickey (D), coordinator of innovative programs for Greene County Public Schools

    City of Charlottesville

    City Council (Three seats)
            Michael Payne (D) 3,657
            Lloyd Snook (D) 3,501
            Sena Magill (D) 3,183
            Brian Pinkston (D) 3,073
            Bob Fenwick (D) 1,227

            Paul Long (I)
           Bellamy Brown (I)

    School Board (Four seats)
            Dr Sherry Kraft (Incumbent)
            Jennifer McKeever (Incumbent)
            James Bryant (Incumbent)

             Ned Michie, former member, has been appointed to complete her term

    Albemarle County

    Board of Supervisors (Three seats)

           Donna Price (D) Attorney, retired Navy

            Mike Hallahan (R) Defense attorney

    White Hall
    Anne Mallek (D) Incumbent

            Steve Harvey (R) Retired Army, farmer

            Bea LaPisto-Kirtley (D) 896
            Jerrod Smith (D) 757

    School Board
    David Oberg, White Hall (Incumbent)
            Jonno Alcaro, At Large (Incumbent)

    U.S. Presidential Election 2020

    Possible Republican Candidates  

    Bill Weld 73    Massachusetts   Former Governor, recent VP candidate (L)
    Donald Trump 72    New York   Incumbent

    Possible Libertarian Candidates  

    John McAfee 73    Tennessee   Computer software executive
    Vermin Supreme 57    Kansas   Performance artist, activist
    Arvin Vohra 40    Maryland   Libertarian party leader
    Justin Amash 39    Michigan   U.S. Representative (R)
    Adam Kokesh 37    California   Anti-war activist

    Possible Democratic Candidates  

    Bernie Sanders (I) 76    Vermont  Senator (2024)
    Joe Biden 75    Delaware  former Vice President, Senator
    Elizabeth Warren 69    Massachusetts  Senator (2024)
    Marianne Williamson 67    California  Author (self-help), lecturer
    Jay Inslee 67    Washington (state)  Governor (2020)
    John Hickenlooper 66    Colorado  recent Governor
    Amy Klobuchar 58    Minnesota  Senator (2024)
    Bill de Blasio 57    New York  Mayor of New York (2021)
    John Delaney 55    Maryland  Representative
    Michael Bennet 54    Colorado  Senator (2022)
    Kamala Harris 53    California  Senator (2022)
    Steve Bullock 52    Montana  Governor (2020)
    Kirsten Gillibrand 51    New York  Senator (2020)
    Cory Booker 49    New Jersey  Senator (2024)
    Beto O'Rourke 46    Texas  Representative
    Tim Ryan 45    Ohio  Representative
    Andrew Yang 44    New York  Entrepreneur
    Wayne Messam 44    Florida  Mayor of Miramar, FL. College football star 
    Julian Castro 44    Texas  former HUD Secretary 
    Seth Moulton 40    Massachusetts  Representative
    Eric Swalwell 38    California  Representative
    Tulsi Gabbard 37    Hawaii  Representative
    Pete Buttigieg 36    Indiana  Mayor of South Bend (2020)

    Virginia Fifth District Congressional Election 2020

    Republican Candidate 

    Denver Riggleman, incumbent

    Possible Democratic Candidates  
    A primary election will be held, if needed, on June 9, 2020

    Roger Dean "RD" Huffstetler, Charlottesville, entrepreneur, former military
    Kim Daugherty, Fauquier, wife and mother


    Progressive Links

    OneVirginia2021: - @1VA2021 -

    Progressive Democrats of Virginia: - @pdamerica -

    Virginia Organizing: - @VaOrganizing -

    Indivisible #VA05: @IndivisibleVA05 -

    Five Calls: - @Make5Calls

    Democratic Socialists of Charlottesville:

    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. Denver Riggleman  (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681 Local office 686 Berkmar Circle, 2nd Floor, Charlottesville, VA 22901

    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

    Contact Your Legislators

    Senator R. Creigh Deeds, 25th District: Charlottesville [P. O. Box 5462, 22905. (434) 296-5491]; Bath [(800) 545-5899; 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 --

    Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Finance; Local Government; Rehabilitation and Social Services. See also, bills Emmett Hanger has introduced.

    Minority Leader Delegate David Toscano, 57th District: Local (434) 220-1660.. Richmond (804) 698 1057. Email
    Web presence:

    Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice, Science and Technology

    Delegate Robert Bell, 58th District: Local: 2309 Finch Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911; (434) 245-8900; and, 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 --

    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 --

    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.

    Community Calendars

    The City of Charlottesville offers a Visitors Calendar And the University of Virginia has a student calendar. Check them out.

    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~ Fluvanna County Republicans~

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