Sunday, December 22, 2013

January 21, 2014 Virginia Special Election for Herring’s Senate Seat in 33rd District

On December 18, 2013 after the recount for Virginia’s next Attorney General Senator Mark Obenshain conceded and Senator Mark Herring was declared the winner. 

This means Senator Herring’s seat for the 33rd District is now vacant. 

Governor Bob McDonnell has selected January 21, 2014 as the Special Election date for this seat to be filled. 

Don’t confuse this Special Election with the January 7, 2014 Special Election for House 11th District Seat and Senate 6th District Seat. 

The 2014 Virginia General Assembly begins on January 8, 2014 in Richmond so the winner of this election will miss the first 2-2.5 weeks of session and will have to hit the ground running. It also means that they will be allowed to submit bills after the cut-off date as they are a late comer to session so their particular political party could use them to propose any last minute agendas. 

Do you live in the 33rd  District?  

If you aren’t sure look up your District /Current State Delegate and Senator by your address and if it shows Mark Herring then you do. 

The candidates for the January 21, 2014 Special Election are:
Senate 33rd District
Jennifer Wexton                                               (D)               
John Whitbeck                                                 (R)                
               Former Republican Delegate Joe May       (I)                  


If you live in this district and are a registered voter, please read up on the candidates. 

Do you have family members or friends in this district? 

You should contact the candidate(s), introduce yourself, tell them what issues concern you and let them know you will be voting on January 21st . Have your family and friends do the same. 

Be sure that your voice is heard on January 21, 2014. VOTE!