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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 7, 2018

    Virginia Elections 2019

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


    District 22
            Mark Peake (R) Incumbent

    District 24
            Emmett Hanger, Jr (R) Incumbent

    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

    U.S. Presidential Election 2020

    Possible Republican Candidates  

    Donald Trump 72    New York   Incumbent
    Bob Corker 66    Tennesee  former Senator
    John Kasich 66    Ohio  former Governor
    Bill Kristol 65    New York  writer, commentator
    Carly Fiorina 64    Virginia  businesswoman, past candidate
    Larry Hogan 62    Maryland  Governor (2022)
    Mike Pence 59    Indiana  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  

    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
    John Kerry 74    Massachusetts  former Senator, Sec'y of State, candidate
    Joe Manchin 71  West Virginia  Senator (2024)
    Hillary Clinton 71  New York  former Senator, Sec'y of State, candidate
    Al Gore 70    Tennesee  former Senator, Vice President, candidate
    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)
    Deval Patrick 62    Massachusetts  former Governor
    Jay Nixon 62    Missouri  former Governor
    Jeff Merkley 61    Oregon  Senator (2024)
    Terry McAuliffe 61    Virginia  former Governor
    Tom Steyer 61    California  businessman
    Andrew Cuomo 60    New York  Governor (2024)
    Mark Cuban 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
    Martin O'Malley 55    Maryland  former Governor
    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 
    Seth Moulton 40    Massachusetts  Representative
    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)


    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 Rep. Dave Brat at [] 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

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

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