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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 8, 2017


    Virginia Elections 2018

    U.S. Senate

    Tim Kaine (D) Incumbent

    Possible Republican candidates; the nominee will be selected in a Primary election on June 12.

    Corey Stewart (Declared). Chair, Prince William BOS; unsuccessful candidate for Republican 2017 Virginia governor's nomination; Trump campaign Virginia Chair
    Ivan Raiklin (Declared), Fairfax County, tech investor, former military, former atty
    Del. Nicholas J. "Nick" Freitas (Declared), R-Culpeper, former military
    Moore
    Dave Brat, U.S. Representative for Virginia Seventh District; Economics faculty,
    Eric Cantor, former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
    Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General and nominee for Governor in 2013
    Tom Davis, former U.S. Representative
    Randy Forbes, former U.S. Representative
    Thomas Garrett, Jr., U.S. Representative Virginia Fifth District
    Jim Gilmore, former Governor, nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2008 and candidate for President in 2008 and 2016
    E. W. Jackson (Declared), pastor, candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 and nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2013
    Jimmie Massie, State Delegate Virginia 72nd (announced he will not seek re-election in 2017)
    Pete Snyder, technology entrepreneur and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2013

    Fifth District House of Representatives

    Tom Garrett (R) Incumbent.

    Potential Democratic contenders for the nomination. A candidate will be selected at a Convention following local caucuses.

    Roger Dean (RD) Huffstetler, Charlottesville, entrepreneur, USMC veteran
    Ben Cullop, Earlysville, Investment advisor, Manchester Capital
    Andrew Sneathern, Charlottesville, attorney
    Leslie Cockburn, Rappahannock County, journalist, author, and filmmaker


    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. Tom Garrett  (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 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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    Comments? Questions? Write me at george@loper.org.