Thursday, June 15, 2017

Virginia June 13th Primary Results + Filed List of Candidates for Governor, Attorney General and 100 House Seats for November 7 2017 Election

It’s an election year in Virginia, for:
·        Governor
·        Lieutenant Governor
·        Attorney General
·        All 100 VA House seats
·        Many (but not all) Counties/Cities (see county/city charter for election years)
Ø      Commonwealth’s Attorney (Prosecutor)
Ø      City Council
Ø      Board of Supervisors
Ø      Sherriff
Ø      Commissioner of the Revenue
Ø      Treasurer 

But not for:
·        All 40 VA Senate seats
·        All 13 Federal U.S. Congressional seats
·        Both Federal U.S. Senate seats 

The legislation that Virginia’s 100 Delegates propose and vote on and that the Governor signs, amends or vetos plays a much larger part in your life than what is going on in Washington, D.C. 

Virginia’s House (every 2 years), Senate (every 4 years) and Governor (every 4 years) races are extremely important! 

Plus Commonwealth Attorney’s (every 4 years) many who run unopposed every election cycle. 

Per the VA Board of Elections website the deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration for this November’s election is Monday, October 16, 2017. Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you for November’s election is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.  

Two days ago was Primary Day so now we know who most (if not all) of the candidates for this year’s election will be on November 7, 2017. Except the Virginia Board of Elections website doesn’t post the full list of candidates until late-summer.  And’s list doesn’t easily link to the candidates websites you have to leave the page and many times they don’t have the candidate’s website. Plus if a Legislator is retiring and there are 2 new candidates you have no idea who previously held that seat. 

So I have compiled a list of all the current candidates and their websites. 

There are 2 parts to this post. 

Part 1 is Virginia Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. 

Part 2 is all 100 Virginia House seats.


2017 Virginia Governor Candidates:
1. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam       D
2. Ed Gillespie                             R
3. Cliff Hyra                                 L

2017 Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidates:
1. Justin Fairfax                           D
2. Senator Jill Vogel                    R  In 9 years Senator Vogel has never sat down w/ Mary Davye Devoy to discuss VA Sex Offender issues even though requests have been made.
3. Bobby Junes                            I          no website as 06/15/17

2017 Virginia Attorney General Candidates:
1. Att. Gen. Mark Herring                       D  VA OAG under Herring has declined two AG Opinion submissions that would have clarified a question most RSO’s in VA have, April 22, 2016 , May 25, 2016 and June 7, 2016
2. John Adams                            R

Every two years Virginias 100 Delegates /House seats run for re-election. 

Do you know what District  you reside in? 

To find our what District you live in just enter your home address at this link,  it will tell you your House District #, who is your current State Delegate, plus you Senate District #, your current State Senator (not up for re-reelection until 2019) as well as your one Congress member (re-election in 2018). 

For 2017:
Ø      7 of the 100 VA House seats have NO incumbent.
Ø      34 out of the 100 VA House seats have Incumbent Candidates running unopposed (compared to 2015 when it was 56 out of the 100). So 34% of the Virginia House is already decided for the next 2 years.
Ø      7 of the 100 VA House seats have no Major Party opponent for the Incumbent, just a Third Party Candidate.


For more information on the 2017 Virginia Elections You Can Visit:

  1. Ballotpedia
  1. Virginia Public Access Project
  2. Virginia Board of Elections
  3. Virginia Democratic Party
  4. Virginia Republican Party
  5. Virginia League of Women Voters

Email or call your Virginia Delegate if they are running for re-election. Introduce yourself and ask them about reforming the VSP Registry and Virginia laws. If they aren’t running for reelection, contact the candidate(s) that are running in your District and introduce yourself and suggest some reforms that could be accomplished through legislation during the annual General Assembly session. You are their constituent plus a tax payer and your opinion and experience matters. If you are a registered voter, let them know that. 

Be a participant instead of a bystander in the laws that are proposed and passed in the Commonwealth.  
Get out and vote on November 7th and if you can’t take the opportunity to educate your family and friends on the candidates in their Districts!    
Don’t vote just because of a political party, vote for the candidate that represents you and the change you want to see!

Mary Davye Devoy