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11 General Assembly Candidates

Today is the filing deadline for candidates running in June 11 primaries for State Senate and House of Delegates. A certified list of candidates from the Department of Elections may not be available until next week.

VPAP has added 11 names since Friday to our unofficial list of 2019 General Assembly candidates.

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Senate District 4

Stan Scott (D) is running for the seat now held by Sen. Ryan McDougale (R-Mechanicsville). SD 4 includes all of Caroline, Essex, Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland and Richmond counties, and parts of Spotsylvania, Hanover, King George and Westmoreland counties.

Senate District 7

Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach) is the third candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), who is retiring. Democrats Susan Hippen and Kim Howard also are running. Carolyn Weems (R) is seeking the Republican nomination. SD 7 includes portions of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Senate District 22

Dakota Claytor (D) is running for the seat now held by Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg). SD 22 includes all of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland and Prince Edward counties, and portions of Lynchburg and Louisa County.

Senate District 35

Karen Torrent (D) is the second candidate to challenge Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) for the Democratic nomination. Democrat Yasmine Taeb is also running. SD 25 includes all of Falls Church and portions of Fairfax County and Alexandria.


House District 5

Michael Osborne (R) is challenging Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) for the Republican nomination. HD 5 includes all of Grayson County, Bristol and Galax, and parts of Smyth and Washington counties.

House District 23

Wendell Walker (R) is running for the seat held by Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg) who is retiring. HD 25 includes portions of Lynchburg and Bedford and Amherst counties.

House District 85

Alex Askew (D) is running for the seat now held by Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach), who is seeking the Democratic nomination in SD 7. Former Del. Rocky Holcomb (R) is also running for his former seat. HD 85 includes portions of Virginia Beach.

House District 87

Johanna Gusman (D) is the fourth candidate running for the Democratic nomination in the district now represented by Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly), who is running for the Democratic nomination in SD 13. Bill Drennan (R) is also running. HD 87 includes portions of Loudoun and Prince William counties.

House District 88

Kecia Evans (D) is the second candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg). Democrat Jess Foster is also running. HD 88 includes portions of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Stafford and Fauquier counties.

House District 91

Raymond Sizemore (R) is running for the seat now held by Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), who is retiring. Martha Mugler and Michael Wade are seeking the Democratic nomination. HD 91 includes portions of Hampton, Poquoson and York county.

House District 96

Former Del. Melanie Beale is the second candidate seeking the Republican nomination in the district now represented by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), who is retiring. Amanda Batten is also seeking the GOP nomination. Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination. Libertarian James Jobe is also running. HD 96 includes portions of James City and York counties.


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VPAP maintains an unofficial candidate list that includes those who have a) filed paperwork with the State Department of Elections declaring their intention to raise money or b) have announced publicly they are running for office. The State Department of Elections will release an official list of candidates who qualified for the November ballot at some point after the June 13 candidate deadline.

March 28, 2019

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