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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).

    December 3, 2019


    U.S. Presidential Election 2020

    Possible Republican Candidates  

    Bill Weld 73    Massachusetts   Former Governor, recent VP candidate (L)
    Donald Trump 72    Florida   Incumbent
    Rocky De La Fuente 65    Florida  Businessman, past candidate (various)
    Joe Walsh 57    Illinois  Radio host, former Rep.

    Possible Independent Candidates  

    Don Blankenship 69 West Virginia   Former coal exec, recent Senate candidate (D)

    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 (I)
    Adam Kokesh 37    California   Anti-war activist

    Possible Democratic Candidates  

    Bernie Sanders (I) 78    Vermont  Senator (2024)
    Mike Bloomberg 77    New York  Entrepreneur, former Mayor
    Joe Biden 77    Delaware  former Vice President, Senator
    Elizabeth Warren 70    Massachusetts  Senator (2024)
    Marianne Williamson 67    California  Author (self-help), lecturer
    Deval Patrick 63    Massachusetts  Financier, former Governor
    Tom Steyer 62    California  Financier
    Amy Klobuchar 58    Minnesota  Senator (2024)
    John Delaney 55    Maryland  Representative
    Michael Bennet 54    Colorado  Senator (2022)
    Cory Booker 49    New Jersey  Senator (2024)
    Andrew Yang 44    New York  Entrepreneur
    Wayne Messam 44    Florida  Mayor of Miramar, FL. College football star 
    Julian Castro 44    Texas  former HUD Secretary 
    Tulsi Gabbard 37    Hawaii  Representative
    Pete Buttigieg 36    Indiana  Mayor of South Bend (2020)


    Virginia Senatorial Election 2020

    Republican

    Scott Taylor, former Congressman
    Gary Adkins, financial executive and management consultant
    Alissa Baldwin, teacher
    Daniel Gade, professor and U.S. Army veteran
    Thomas Speciale, U.S. Army veteran and intelligence officer
    Victor Williams, attorney and activist

    Democratic

    Mark Warner, Incumbent


    Virginia Fifth District Congressional Election 2020

    Republican
    The candidate will be selected at a Convention to be held at a time and place to be determined

    Denver Riggleman, incumbent
    Bob Good, Campbell County Supervisor, athletics official at Liberty University

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

    Roger Dean "RD" Huffstetler, Charlottesville, entrepreneur, former military
    Kim Daugherty, Fauquier, attorney
    Dr. Cameron Webb, Charlottesville, a director of health policy and equity at UVa
    Claire Russo, Albemarle, former military
    John Lesinski, Rappahannock Supervisor, former military, commercial real estate


    Miscellaneous

    Progressive Links

    OneVirginia2021: http://onevirginia2021.org/ - @1VA2021 - https://www.facebook.com/OneVirginia2021/

    Progressive Democrats of Virginia: http://chapters.pdamerica.org/ - @pdamerica - https://www.facebook.com/PDAmerica/

    Virginia Organizing: https://www.virginia-organizing.org/ - @VaOrganizing - https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaOrganizing/

    Indivisible #VA05: @IndivisibleVA05 - https://www.facebook.com/indivisiblecharlottesville/

    Five Calls: https://5calls.org/ - @Make5Calls

    Democratic Socialists of Charlottesville: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CvilleDSA/about/

    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 https://www.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 district25@senate.virginia.gov; 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 -- district24@senate.virginia.gov

    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 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.

    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~


    Comments? Questions? Write me at george@loper.org.