Signs of the Times
"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).
April 18, 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.
Mark Peake (R), Incumbent
Dakota Claytor, (D)
Emmett Hanger, Jr (R), Incumbent
Tina Freitas (R), wife of Del. Nick Freitas
Annette Hyde (D), wife, mother, yoga teacher
Creigh Deeds (D), Incumbent
House of Delegates
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
(D), Community organizer
Lauren Thompson (D), former Navy, tech support in C'ville schools
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,
Rob Bell (R), Incumbent
Elizabeth Alcorn (D), Retired Dentist, former Greene County chair
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)
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
Board of Supervisors (Three seats)
Rick Randolph (D) Scottsville, Incumbent not seeking re-election
Donna Price (D) Scottsville, Attorney, retired Navy
Mike Hallahan (R) Scottsville, defense attorney
Anne Mallek (D) White Hall, Incumbent
Norman Dill (D) Rivanna, Incumbent, not seeking re-election
Bea LaPisto-Kirtley (D) Rivanna
Jerrod Smith (D) Rivanna
Steve Koleszar, Scottsville (Incumbent) not seeking re-election
David Oberg, White Hall (Incumbent)
Jonno Alcaro, At Large (Incumbent)
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|
|Jay Nixon||62||Missouri||former Governor|
|Amy Klobuchar||58||Minnesota||Senator (2024)|
|Bill de Blasio||57||New York||Mayor of New York (2021)|
|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)|
|Christopher Murphy||45||Connecticut||Senator (2024)|
|Stacy Abrams||45||Georgia||former minority leader in legislature, gubernatorial candidate|
|Andrew Yang||44||New York||Entrepreneur|
|Julian Castro||44||Texas||former HUD Secretary|
|Pete Buttigieg||36||Indiana||Mayor of South Bend (2020)|
|Denver Riggleman, incumbent|
Possible Democratic Candidates
A primary election will be held, if needed, on June 9, 2020
"RD" Huffstetler, Charlottesville,
entrepreneur, former military
Kim Daugherty, Fauquier, wife and mother
http://onevirginia2021.org/ - @1VA2021 -
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 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://www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 -- email@example.com
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.
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~