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    November 22, 2016  




    Virginia Elections 2017

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017: Primaries (if held) for offices on the November ballot (other than School Board)

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017: General Election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Members of the House of Delegates
    Charlottesville: Two Members of the City Council, Three Members of the School Board, Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Treasurer

    Governor - Possible candidates

    Ralph Northam, (D) Pediatric neurologist, Lt. Governor

    Ed Gillespie, (R) Political Consultant, Senatorial candidate 2014
    Sen. Frank Wagner, (R) Virginia Beach
    Rep. Rob Wittman, (R) 1st C.D.
    Corey Stewart, (R) Woodbridge. Attorney, Prince William County Executive, Chair of Trump campaign in Virginia

    Lieutenant Governor - Possible candidates

    Del. Jennifer McClellan, (D) Richmond, Attorney
    Justin Fairfax, (D) (Declared) former Assistant United States Attorney and former candidate for Attorney General
    Sen. Barbara Favola, (D) Arlington,
    Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, (D) Fairfax County,
    Mike Hamlar, (D), Roanoke, businessman and 2015 State Senate candidate
    Del. Charniele Herring, (D) Alexandria, former Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia
    Dwight C. Jones, (D) recent Mayor of Richmond and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia; Pastor
    Gene Rossi, (D) (Declared) Assistant United States Attorney
    Molly Ward, (D) Hampton, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources and former Mayor of Hampton
    Sen. Jennifer Wexton, (D) Loudon County, attorney

    Raul "Danny" Vargas, (R) Herndon, Marketing Executive, former candidate for Delegate
    Sen. Bryce E. Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) (Declared)
    Sen. Jill Holzman Vogel (R-Fauquier) (Declared)
    Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) (Declared)
    Shak Hill, financial consultant, Senatorial candidate 2014
    Del. Ben Cline (R-Rockbridge)
    Micah Edmond, former congressional aide and candidate for VA-08 in 2014
    Del. Israel O'Quinn, (R-Bristol)
    Del. David Ramadan, (R-South Riding)

    Attorney General - Possible candidates

    Mark Herring, (D) Incumbent

    Chuck Smith (R) Virginia Beach, attorney, former Navy JAG
    John Adams (R) Richmond, attorney, former Assoc. Counsel to President G.W. Bush


    Miscellaneous

    Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress

    You can contact Senator Mark Warner [senator@warner.senate.gov] or (202) 224-2023. His fax is (202) 224-6295.

    Contact Senator Tim Kaine [http://www.kaine.senate.gov/] or (202) 224-4024.

    Contact Rep. Robert Hurt [http://hurt.house.gov/] Phone: (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681

    Contact Representative Dave Brat at [http://brat.house.gov/] or (202) 225-2815. His fax is (202) 225-0011.

    Contact the Governor

    Governor Terry McAuliffe, 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 http://www.governor.virginia.gov/

    All media requests should be made through the Governor's Press Office. Requests can be made by calling the Office of the Governor: (804) 786-2211. Invitations and Scheduling Requests by regular mail or fax only.

    The Office of the Governor receives a large volume of e-mail daily, and as a result, they are unable to respond to scheduling requests received by e-mail. All invitations and scheduling requests for the Governor should be submitted by regular mail or by fax. Please make sure to include as many details about the nature of the request as possible, as well as including your full name, complete address and telephone number.

    Governor Terry McAuliffe, Scheduling Office, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

    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.

    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~ Jennifer McKeever~ Obama Truth Squad~ Fluvanna County Republicans~ Jefferson Area Tea Party~

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