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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

November 8th 2016: Special Election for Two Virginia Senate Seats, 1st and 5th Districts


Why are there two Virginia Senate seats on the ballot during the November 8, 2016 Federal Election? 

  1. On April 5, 2016            Virginia Senator John Miller of the 1st District died.
  2. On May 3, 2016             Virginia Senator Kenneth Alexander of the 5th District was elected Mayor of Norfolk. 
The Virginia Board of Elections recently posted the candidates for the November 8th elections. 

Virginia Senate 1st District includes:
·         Hampton City (Part)
·         Newport News City (Part)
·         York County (Part)
·         Williamsburg City
·         James City County (Part)
·         Suffolk City (Part) 
 

The candidates for the 1st District  are:
1.       Current Virginia Delegate,  T. Monty Mason-       D
2.      Thomas R. Holston-                                                            (no website found as of July 13, 2016)
3.      John B. Bloom-                                                             I          (no website found as of July 13, 2016) 

* Note: If current VA Delegate Monty Mason wins this November Special Election for the VA Senate then his seat for the  93rd District VA House (Counties of James City (part) and York (part); Cities of Newport News (part) and Williamsburg) will become vacant and another Special Election to fill the 93rd seat will need to be scheduled for January or February 2017.
 
Virginia Senate 5th District  includes:
·         Chesapeake City (Part)
·         Norfolk City (Part) 

The candidates for the 5th District  are:
1.      Current Virginia Delegate,  Lionel Spruill Sr.-     D          (no website found as of July 13, 2016)
2.      No one has registered                                                R
3.      No one has registered                                                I 

* Note: If current VA Delegate Lionel Spruill Sr. wins this November Special Election for the VA Senate then his seat for the 77th District VA House (Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Suffolk (part)) will become vacant and another Special Election to fill the 77th seat will need to be scheduled for January or February 2017. 

A Special Election to fill theses two seats was set for November 8th (Election Day 2016) when most voters will be selecting their Federal Representatives instead of spending additional money to hold a separate election in July-October)   

If no one registers to oppose Delegate Spruill then the Senate 5th District seat winner is a given before Election Day even arrives. 

If anyone lives in the Senate 1st District and are a registered voter, please read up on the candidates and go out and vote!

If you have family members who live in that district contact them about the candidates and ask them to vote in November! 

The Virginia House and Senate are where the majority of Registered Sex Offender laws, restrictions and regulations are decided. 

Mary Devoy