Back on June 8th I posted about the upcoming Federal elections in November advising you who is retiring, who is running as an incumbent and who some of the party nominees were after the GOP convention and Primary Day. Plus why the Federal Representatives for
matter for this platform (Sex Offender legislation, funding and restrictions)
and the process to apply for restoration of rights (voting rights for citizens
convicted of felony offenses) in . Virginia
But even after all of that we did not know who all the candidates were because there was a filing deadline still pending.
Well, now we know who all the
candidates for Federal seats that are up for reelection this November are. Virginia
First, a few Quick reminders for everyone:
There are 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Congress) and 100 members of the U.S. Senate.
November 2014 is not an election year for any of the 140 State Representative seats inVirginia has a total of 11 Congressional Districts/Seats and one of them represents you!
Virginia, or the Governor or the Attorney General but it is a year for almost all of our Federal
Representatives in Washington
Do you know who your Congress Member is? (Look them up; they’ll be the last one on the page).
Members of Congress run for re-election every two years and members of the U.S. Senate run ever 6 years.
There are two Virginia Congressional Representatives who are retiring:
And after the June 10th Primary Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s lost the GOP nominee for the 7th District .
The remaining Virginia Congressional Representatives all running for re-election this November are:
Of our two
OK, back to today’s news we know who the candidates are:
The non-incumbent House candidates are:
1st District :
Glenda Gail Parker - Independent Green
2nd District :
4th District :
Elliott G. Fausz - D
Bo C. Brown - Libertarian
5th District :
Paul F. Jones - Libertarian
Kenneth J. Hildebrandt - Independent Green
6th District :
William M. "Will" Hammer - Libertarian
Elaine B. Hildebrandt - Independent Green
7th District : August 2014-This race has been declared a "Special Election" by the Governor so the winner takes office immediately instead of in January 2015 when all the other winners become Congress members.
David A. Brat - RJames A. Carr, Jr. - Libertarian
8th District :
Micah K. Edmond - R
Donald S. Beyer – D
Jeffrey S. Carson - Libertarian
Gerard C. "Gerry" Blais - Independent Green
Gwendolyn J. Beck - Independent
9th District :
William R. Carr, Jr. - Independent
10th District :
Barbara J. Comstock - R -if Delegate Comstock wins this Federal Election, then her VA House seat for the 34th District will be vacant and a special election for it will be needed
John W. Foust - D
William B. Redpath - Libertarian
Dianne L. Blais - Independent Green
Brad A. Eickholt - Independent
11th District :
Joe F. Galdo - Green
Marc M. Harrold- Libertarian
The non-incumbent Senate candidates are:
Ed W. Gillespie - R
Robert C. Sarvis- Libertarian
Start learning about the candidates in your District, incumbent or new. Know what platforms they support and oppose.
Contact your candidates, introduce yourself, ask them what they think about our current Sex Offender Registry.
Have your family and friends who live in
do the same. Virginia
Be sure that your voice is heard on November 4, 2014, go vote!