Update November 11, 2013:
Most citizens wrongly assume that what happens in
when it comes to passing new laws is much more important than what is happening
in their State Legislature. The majority of laws that affect our daily lives
are State laws, not Federal. Washington, D.C.
Some interesting facts about how a special election date is set in
(see link to OpEd below). Virginia
Personal and Political Party agendas can deprive an entire District from having a representative at the yearly General Assembly session if the Governor wants to stack the deck for his/her party or legislative agenda.
This issue needs to be resolved with legislation!
Editorial: A post-election scramble - and wait, November 11, 2013
Most laws affecting Registered Sex Offenders are State laws, not Federal.
Our Virginia Representatives (U.S. Congress members /
Senators) in Washington D.C.
have NOTHING to do with the legislation being proposed and debated at the yearly
Virginia General Assembly session in . Richmond,
Most laws affecting Registered Sex Offenders are State laws but they were inspired, mandated and funded by Federal laws including The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act 1994, Megan’s Law 1996, The Pam Lychner Sex Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996 , The Jacob Wetterling Improvements Act of 1997, The Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act 1998, The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 2000, Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today (PROTECT) Act 2003 and the Adam Walsh Act 2006 (AWA) also known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
This is why the 2013
election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and the House of
Delegates was so important. Any new proposals against Registered Sex Offenders
will be written, patroned (sponsor), co-patroned, debated, voted on, tie-breaker,
pass or fail and vetoed or signed into law by these elected officials, not by folks
in D.C. Virginia
I am going to go ahead and publish this post but will update it later today where needed.
Election Results for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General-
Election Results for 100
Delegates Seats- Virginia
Virginia Governor- Elect is: Terry McAuliffe (D)
Virginia Lieutenant Governor- Elect is: Sen. Ralph Northam (D)
Virginia Attorney General- Elect is: Too Close to Call at this time
All 100 seats of the Virginia House were up for re-election. 46 Districts were uncontested. Either they only had the House incumbent (current Representative) running unopposed or the brand new nominee from the same party as the retired Representative was running unopposed*.
1st District 28th District 62nd District 81st District
4th District* 36th District 63rd District 83rd District
5th District 39th District 64th District 89th District
8th District 46th District 66th District 80th District
9th District 48th District 70th District 90th District
11th District 52nd District 72nd District 91st District
15th District 54th District 73rd District 92nd District
20th District 56th District 74th District 96th District
24th District 57th District 76th District 97th District
25th District 58th District 77th District 99th District
26th District 59th District 79th District
27th District 61st District 80th District
There were 12 Districts/House seats with no incumbent running, all new people running. The winners in these districts are:
6th District- Jeffrey Campbell (R) 55th District- H.F. Buddy Fowler (R)
16th District- Les Adams (R) 78th District- J.A. Jay Leftwich (R)
19th District- Terry Austin (R) 82nd District- Bill DeSteph Jr. (R)
29th District- Mark Berg (R) 84th District- Glenn Davis Jr. (R)
33rd District- Dave LaRock (R) 85th District- Scott Taylor (R)
As for Party changes in House seats:
2nd District- Michael Futrell (D) was previously held by (R).
93rd District- T. Monty Mason (D) was previously held by (R).