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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).

    October 9, 2019

    Virginia Elections 2019

    The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5.


    District 17
            Bryce Reeves (R), Incumbent

             Amy Laufer (D), Albemarle, former School Board member

    District 22
            Mark Peake (R), Incumbent

             Dakota Claytor (D), freelance hair stylist and private music educator

    District 24
            Emmett Hanger, Jr (R), Incumbent

             Annette Hyde (D), wife, mother, yoga teacher

    District 25
            Creigh Deeds (D), Incumbent

            Elliott Harding (I), Attorney, former chair of Albemarle County Republicans

    House of Delegates

    District 25
            Chris Runion (R)

             Jenni Kitchen (D), Community organizer  

            Janice Lee Allen (I)

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

    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)
            Michael Payne (D)
            Lloyd Snook (D)
            Sena Magill (D)

            Paul Long (I)
           Bellamy Brown (I)
           John Hall (I)

    Albemarle County


    Chan Bryant (D), present Chief Deputy of the Albemarle County Sheriff's Dep't

    Ronnie Roberts (I) Town of Louisa Chief of Police, former Charlottesville P.D. spokesman Board of Supervisors

           Donna Price (D) Attorney, retired Navy JAG

            Mike Hallahan (R)

    White Hall
    Anne Mallek (D) Incumbent

            Steve Harvey (R)

            Bea LaPisto-Kirtley (D) former (California) city councilor

    U.S. Presidential Election 2020

    Possible Republican Candidates  

    Bill Weld 73    Massachusetts   Former Governor, recent VP candidate (L)
    Donald Trump 72    New York   Incumbent
    Rocky De La Fuente 65    Florida Businessman, past candidate (various)
    Joe Walsh 57    Illinois  Radio host, former Rep.

    Possible Libertarian Candidates  

    John McAfee 73    Tennessee   Computer software executive
    Vermin Supreme 57    Kansas   Performance artist, activist
    Arvin Vohra 40    Maryland   Libertarian party leader
    Justin Amash 39    Michigan   U.S. Representative (I)
    Adam Kokesh 37    California   Anti-war activist

    Possible Democratic Candidates  

    Bernie Sanders (I) 76    Vermont  Senator (2024)
    Joe Biden 75    Delaware  former Vice President, Senator
    Elizabeth Warren 69    Massachusetts  Senator (2024)
    Marianne Williamson 67    California  Author (self-help), lecturer
    Tom Steyer 62    California  Financier
    Amy Klobuchar 58    Minnesota  Senator (2024)
    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)
    Cory Booker 49    New Jersey  Senator (2024)
    Beto O'Rourke 46    Texas  Representative
    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 
    Tulsi Gabbard 37    Hawaii  Representative
    Pete Buttigieg 36    Indiana  Mayor of South Bend (2020)

    Virginia Senatorial Election 2020


    Scott Taylor, former Congressman


    Mark Warner, Incumbent

    Virginia Fifth District Congressional Election 2020


    Denver Riggleman, incumbent
    Bob Good, Campbell County Supervisor, senior associate athletics director and chief fundraiser for athletics at Liberty University

    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, attorney
    Dr. Cameron Webb, Charlottesville, a director of health policy and equity at UVa
    Claire Russo, Albemarle, former military
    John Lesinski, Rappahannock Supervisor, former military, commercial real estate


    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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