If it seems like there have been a lot of special elections this year, it's not just your imagination. In 2014 there were nine special elections for seats in the General Assembly. That's the most in any year since VPAP began tracking elections in 1996.
And there are more to come. There will be three more special elections for the House of Delegates in January before the 2015 session even gets underway.
The 63rd District runs through Hopewell, Prince George, Petersburg, Chesterfield, and Dinwiddie.
Democrat Joe Morrissey attempts to win back the seat on the day his resignation takes effect. First, Morrissey must defeat at least two opponents in a "firehouse primary" to be held Monday, Dec. 22.
The winner is expected to face Republican Matt Walton on Jan. 13, one day before the 2015 General Assembly session begins.
The 74th District contains parts of Henrico and Richmond and all of Charles City County.
Dec. 19, 2014
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