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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).

    May 21, 2019

    Virginia Elections 2019

    The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5. Primary elections will be held Tuesday, June 11, as needed. Candidate filing deadline for major parties is past. It is June 11 for independents.


    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
            Steve Landes (R), Incumbent will not seek re-election
            Richard Fox II (R)
            Pattie Marshall (R)
            Chris Runion (R)
    The Republican candidate will be chosen in a firehouse primary to be held April 27 at several locations in the 25th District

             Jenni Kitchen (D), Community organizer       
            Lauren Thompson (D), former Navy, tech support in C'ville schools

    District 57
            David Toscano (D), Incumbent will not seek re-election
            Sally Hudson (D), Asst Prof, Batten School, UVa--labor economics & public policy assessment  
            Kathy Galvin (D), Architect and planner, member Charlottesville City Council,

    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)
            Mike Signer (D), Incumbent not seeking re-election
            Kathy Galvin (D), Incumbent now running for Delegate--see 57th District, above
            Wes Bellamy (D), Incumbent not seeking re-election

             Michael Payne (D)
            Lloyd Snook (D)
            Sena Magill (D)
            Brian Pinkston (D)
            Bob Fenwick (D)

            Paul Long (I)
            Bellamy Brown (I)

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

             Amy Laufer (Incumbent) has resigned.
            Ned Michie, former member, has been appointed to complete her term

    Albemarle County

    Board of Supervisors (Three seats)

            Rick Randolph (D) Incumbent not seeking re-election
            Donna Price (D) Attorney, retired Navy

            Mike Hallahan (R) Defense attorney

    White Hall
    Anne Mallek (D) Incumbent

            Steve Harvey (R) Retired Army, farmer

            Norman Dill (D) Incumbent, not seeking re-election
            Bea LaPisto-Kirtley (D) former (CA) city councilor,
            Jerrod Smith (D) former Mayoral Fellow, Chicago

    School Board
    Steve Koleszar, Scottsville (Incumbent) not seeking re-election
            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 Democratic Candidates  

    Candidates are listed by age. Links are provided for declared and actively exploring candidates.

    Bernie Sanders (I) 76    Vermont  Senator (2024)
    Joe Biden 75    Delaware  former Vice President, Senator
    Elizabeth Warren 69    Massachusetts  Senator (2024)
    Jay Inslee 67    Washington (state)  Governor (2020)
    John Hickenlooper 66    Colorado  recent Governor
    Howard Schultz 65    Washington  businessman
    Jay Nixon 62    Missouri  former 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)
    Tammy Duckworth 50    Illinois  Senator (2022)
    Cory Booker 49    New Jersey  Senator (2024)
    Beto O'Rourke 46    Texas  Representative
    Christopher Murphy 45    Connecticut  Senator (2024)
    Stacy Abrams 45    Georgia  former minority leader in legislature, gubernatorial candidate
    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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