Eight Virginia lawmakers are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential bid, Biden’s campaign announced Thursday. The list includes prominent members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus like Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, president pro tempore of the Senate; Sen. Lionell Spruill, D-Chesapeake; Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond; Del. Roslyn Tyler, D-Sussex; and Del. Cliff Hayes, D-Chesapeake.
Three incumbents fought off challengers to hold on to their state Senate seats in South Hampton Roads Tuesday night, two of them Democrats and one a Republican.
It’s been more than 20 years, but voters in Virginia’s 5th Senate district will get to see two names on the ballot.
The district’s incumbent, Democrat Lionell Spruill Sr., 72, has held the seat since a special election in 2016. Before he took the seat, it was long held by unchallenged Democrats. Voters will remember Yvonne Miller serving in the post for many years.
Jeff Staples, who’s running as an independent, is mixing that up.
At least three Virginia lawmakers are sponsoring bills this year to protect the identities of people who win the lottery.
The odds of running into this problem, might be one in several million, but Virginians win high-dollar prizes monthly. And Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr. said those lucky people are automatically thrust into the spotlight, for better or worse.
C.E. “Cliff” Hayes Jr. will keep his seat in the state’s 77th District .
The Democratic incumbent was challenged by Jeff B. Staples,
Suffolk saw more than 50-percent turnout in Tuesday’s elections, which featured statewide races as well as House of Delegates contests and a few local seats.
Suffolk has 56,348 active registered voters. About 28,553 voted in the race for governor, giving the city slightly better than 50-percent turnout.
The race for the state’s 77th District pits a self-described blue-collar Green Party candidate against a Democrat who said he’s been fighting for the district his entire life.
Jeff B.Staples is challenging incumbent C.E. “Cliff” Hayes Jr.
Del. Barry Knight declared victory Tuesday night over Green Party candidate Jeffrey Staples in the race for the 81st District, which stretches from 10th Street at the Oceanfront to the North Carolina line and into parts of Chesapeake.
Knight, a Republican, was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2009.
Del. Barry Knight is facing his first challenger since landing a seat in the House of Delegates seven years ago. And his competitor wants to see a change in Richmond.
Jeff Staples, a newcomer to politics and a Green Party candidate, is running against Knight, a Republican, for the 81st District, which covers the largest geographical area in South Hampton Roads.