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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).

    January 15, 2018


    Virginia Elections 2019

    The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5. Primary elections will be held Tuesday, June 11, as needed.

    Senate

    District 22
            Mark Peake (R), Incumbent

    District 24
            Emmett Hanger, Jr (R), Incumbent
            Annette Hyde (D), wife, mother, yoga teacher

    District 25
            Creigh Deeds (D), Incumbent

    House of Delegates

    District 25
            Steve Landes (R), Incumbent
            Jennifer Kitchen (D), Community organizer

    District 57
            David Toscano (D), Incumbent
            Sally Hudson (D), Asst Prof, Batten School, UVa--labor economics & public policy assessment      

    District 58
            Rob Bell (R), Incumbent

    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
            Kathy Galvin (D), Incumbent
            Wes Bellamy (D), Incumbent
            Don Gathers (D) (Campaign suspended for health concerns)
            Michael Payne (D)
            Lloyd Snook (D)
            Sena Magill (D)
            Brian Pinkston (D)
            John Edward Hall (I)

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

    Albemarle County

    Board of Supervisors (Three seats)
            Rick Randolph (D-Scottsville), Incumbent
            Anne Mallek (D-White Hall), Incumbent
            Norman Dill (D-Rivanna), Incumbent

    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  

    Donald Trump 72    New York   Incumbent
    Jim Mattis 68    Washington  former Sec'y of Defense, military leader
    Bob Corker 66    Tennesee  former Senator
    John Kasich 66    Ohio  former Governor
    Carly Fiorina 64    Virginia  businesswoman, past candidate
    Larry Hogan 62    Maryland  Governor (2022)
    Mike Pence 59    Indiana  Incumbent Vice President
    Susana Martinez 59    New Mexico  former Governor 
    Jeff Flake 55    Arizona  former Senator
    Ted Cruz 47    Texas  Senator (2024)
    Ben Sasse 46    Nebraska  Senator (2020)
    Nikki Haley 46    South Carolina  former Governor, recent U.N. ambassador

    Possible Democratic Candidates  

    Asterisk * indicates announced or likely candidacies

    Bernie Sanders * 76    Vermont  Senator (2024)
    Mike Bloomberg * 76    New York  businessman,  former (R) Mayor of New York
    Joe Biden * 75    Delaware  former Vice President, Senator
    John Kerry 74    Massachusetts  former Senator, Sec'y of State, candidate
    Joe Manchin 71  West Virginia  Senator (2024)
    Elizabeth Warren * 69    Massachusetts  Senator (2024)
    Al Franken 67    Minnesota  former Senator
    Eric Holder 67    Washington, D.C.  former Attorney General
    Jay Inslee * 67    Washington (state)  Governor (2020)
    John Hickenlooper * 66    Colorado  Governor (term-limited 2018)
    Howard Schultz * 65    Washington  businessman
    Sherrod Brown * 65    Ohio  Senator (2024)
    Doug Jones 64    Alabama  Senator (2024)
    Luis V. Gutiérrez 64    Illinois  Representative
    Mark Warner 63    Virginia  Senator (2020)
    Jay Nixon 62    Missouri  former Governor
    Jeff Merkley * 61    Oregon  Senator (2024)
    Terry McAuliffe * 61    Virginia  former Governor
    Mark Cuban (I) 60    Texas  businessman
    Tim Kaine 60    Virginia  Senator (2024), VP candidate
    Amy Klobuchar * 58    Minnesota  Senator (2024)
    Mitch Landrieu 58    Louisiana  former Mayor of New Orleans
    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)
    Gavin Newsom 50    California  Governor-elect (2022)
    Tammy Duckworth 50    Illinois  Senator (2022)
    Cory Booker * 49    New Jersey  Senator (2024)
    Richard Ojeda * 48    West Virginia  State Senator (2020), candidate for Congress
    Eric Garcetti * 47    California  Mayor of Los Angeles (2022)
    Beto O'Roarke * 46    Texas  Representative
    Christopher Murphy 45    Connecticut  Senator (2024)
    Tim Ryan 45    Ohio  Representative
    Julian Castro * 44    Texas  former HUD Secretary 
    Eric Swalwell * 38    California  Representative
    Joe Kennedy III 37    Massachusetts  Representative
    Tulsi Gabbard * 37    Hawaii  Representative
    Pete Buttigieg * 36    Indiana  Mayor of South Bend (2020)



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

    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://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~ Jennifer McKeever~ Fluvanna County Republicans~ Jefferson Area Tea Party~

    The Community Chalkboard

    See the Thomas Jefferson Center's Monuments to Free Expression.


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