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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).

    April 16, 2014
    Virginia Elections 2014

    U.S. Senate

    Democrat:

    Mark Warner (D) Incumbent

    Republicans:

    Ed Gillespie Alexandria, former chair of the Republican National Committee, consultant and lobbyist
    Shak Hill, Centreville, Ret. Air Force pilot, Financial planner
    Anthony "Tony" DeTora, Fredericksburg, senior policy advisor for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California
    Charles "Chuck" Moss, Nokesville, owner of a small network consulting business.

    The Republican challenger will be selected in a convention to be held in Roanoke June 7.

    Libertarian

    Robert Sarvis, Annandale, Recent gubernatorial candidate, attorney


    U.S. House of Representatives - Fifth C.D.

    Republican:

    Robert Hurt (R) Incumbent, Chatham attorney

    Democrat:

    Ben Hudson, Fluvanna; retired military, teacher
    Lawrence Gaughan, Charlottesville, Actor, CEO of Gov360 advocating for voter turnout.

    The Democratic challenger will be selected at a Convention (if needed) June 10, 2014.


    U.S. House of Representatives - Sixth C.D.

    Bob Goodlatte (R) Incumbent, Roanoke attorney

    Bruce Elder (D) automobile restorer, member Staunton City Council

    The Democratic challenger will be selected in a Primary election (if needed) June 9, 2014.


    Miscellaneous

    Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress

    You can contact Senator Mark Warner [senator@warner.senate.gov] or (202) 224-2023. His fax is (202) 224-6295.

    Contact Senator Tim Kaine [http://www.kaine.senate.gov/] or (202) 224-4024.

    Contact Rep. Robert Hurt [http://hurt.house.gov/] Phone: (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681

    Contact Representative Eric Cantor at [eric.cantor@mail.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 Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr., 59th District: Local (434) 352-2880; Richmond (804) 698-1059; electronic mail -- DelWAbbitt@house.state.va.us

    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

    See theCalendar of Community, Historical and Political Events for January, 2014 and Beyond.

    The City of Charlottesville offers a Visitors Calnedar 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~~ Rockingham County Democratic 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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    See the Thomas Jefferson Center's Monument to Free Expression.


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