New Virginia Candidates
In the last week, VPAP added 10 names to its unofficial list of candidates running for statewide office and the General Assembly.
VPAP maintains an unofficial list. If you have any additions, deletions or corrections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special election is set for March 23 in Senate District 38. The next round of general Senate elections will be held in November 2023.
There will be a three-way race to fill the seat previously held by Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) who died on New Year’s Day. Laurie Buchwald (D) and Andrew Rose (I) announced they are running. Republicans previously nominated Travis Hackworth of Tazewell. SD 38 includes all of Radford and Norton cities and Tazewell, Pulaski, Russell, Buchanan, Dickenson and Bland counties. It also includes portions of Smyth and Wise counties and a handful of voters in Montgomery County.
House of Delegates
Dustin Wimbish (D) is running for the seat now held by Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke County). HD 8 includes all of the City of Salem and Craig County, and portions of Montgomery and Roanoke counties.
Charlie Nave (R) is running for the seat now held by Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke). HD 11 includes part of the City of Roanoke.
Paul Siker (D) is running for the seat now held by Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun). HD 33 includes portions of Clarke, Frederick and Loudoun counties.
Sarah White (R) is running for the seat now held by Del. Mark Keam (D-Fairfax County). HD 35 includes part of Fairfax County.
Tim Cox (R) is the second candidate seeking the Republican nomination for the seat held by Del. Hala Ayala (D -Prince William). HD 51 includes part of Prince William County.
Sheila Furey (R) is running for the seat now held by Del. Betsy Carr (D -Richmond). HD 69 includes part of the City of Richmond.
Richard Walker (D) is challenging Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) in a Democratic primary. HD 71 includes part of the City of Richmond.
Lawrence Mason (R) is running for the seat now held by Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth). HD 79 includes portions of the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth.
Here are links to the unofficial candidate lists maintained by VPAP:
VPAP’s unofficial list includes those General Assembly candidates who have a) filed paperwork with the State Department of Elections declaring their intention to raise money or b) announced publicly they are running for office. The criteria is different for statewide office. VPAP will list those candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General whose announcement was included in reporting by one of the state’s four largest daily newspapers: The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, The Virginian-Pilot and The Washington Post. The State Department of Elections will release an official list of candidates who qualified for the ballot at some point after the deadline. Candidates running in primaries must file by March 25. Candidates running in the general election must file by June 8.
Jan. 27, 2021