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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).

    November 18, 2015

    Virginia Fifth District Election 2016



    Ericke Cage, Halifax, political consultant
    Jane Dittmar, former chair, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors


    Robert Hurt (Incumbent), Chatham, Attorney

    Presidential Election 2016

    Major Declared National Candidates


    Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York, former Senator, former Secretary of State
    Martin O'Malley, Maryland, former Governor
    Bernie Sanders, Vermont, Senator (I)


    Jeb Bush, Florida, former Governor
    Chris Christie, New Jersey, Governor
    Ted Cruz, Texas, Senator
    Marco Rubio, Florida, Senator
    George Pataki, New York, former 3-term Governor
    Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, Senator
    Jim Gilmore, Virginia, former Governor
    Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania, former Senator
    Ben Carson, Maryland, Retired neurosurgeon, political commentator
    John Kasich, Ohio, Governor
    Rand Paul, Kentucky, Opthalmologist, Senator
    Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, former Governor, former Fox News personality
    Carly Fiorina, Virginia, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, former U.S. Senate candidate in California
    Donald Trump, New York, real estate developer, entertainer


    Gary Johnson, New Mexico, businessman (construction), former Governor (R), 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate
    Marc Feldman, Ohio, physician
    Steve Kerbel, author and businessman
    Darryl Perry, author, publisher and radio host
    R. Lee Wrights, North Carolina, libertarian activist


    Dr. Jill Stein, Massachusetts, MD, recent candidate for various offices
    Cynthia McKinney, (exploring) Georgia, former U.S. Representative (D)

    Virginia Elections 2017


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

    Ed Gillespie, (R) Political Consultant, former Senatorial candidate (2014)
    Rep. Robert J. Wittman, (R) 1st C.D.
    Ken Cuccinelli, (R), former Attorney General, former Gubernatorial candidate (2013)

    Attorney General

    Mark Herring, (D) Incumbent


    Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress

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

    Contact Senator Tim Kaine [] or (202) 224-4024.

    Contact Rep. Robert Hurt [] Phone: (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681

    Contact Representative Dave Brat at [] 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

    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; 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.

    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 Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr., 59th District: Local (434) 352-2880; 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~~ Rockingham County Democratic 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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