The nation’s eyes will be on Virginia on Tuesday as voters go to the polls to choose a governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. All 100 House of Delegates seats in the Virginia General Assembly also are up for election.
The political stakes are high — the Republican Party wants to prove it can still win statewide elections in Virginia, which it has failed to do since 2009, and Democrats want to solidify a win to push for progressive politics on the federal level.
In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday.
This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.
Concerns about safety and traffic on Route 15 dominated the Board of Supervisors’ business meeting Thursday.
More than a dozen Loudoun residents, including state Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) and Sen. Dick Black (R-13th), called on the board to endorse widening Route 15 for funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).
The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County says it consistently had trouble this year contacting local Republican candidates to take part in public forums ahead of November's House of Delegates elections.
The nonpartisan organization, which will mark its 100th birthday in 2020, had planned to hold two candidate forums this year, one in the west and one in the eastern part of the county, but representatives from the group say they weren't able to get the GOP candidates in the east to take part.
With some exceptions, Democrats in local races have, with increasing percentages, continued to raise and spend more money than their incumbent Republican counterparts, according to new campaign finance reports.
On Monday the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) published reports submitted by candidates across the state for the Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2017, period, which were due Friday.
Candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 10th, 29th and 33rd districts stumped at a forum on Saturday morning in the Handley Regional Library auditorium.
The forum was hosted by the American Association of University Women.
Gun control and health care were among the lead topics three candidates competing for House of Delegates seats tackled at a forum held by The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County on Tuesday.
The two candidates for the 10th District, incumbent Del. Randy Minchew (R) and Clarke County Democrat Wendy Gooditis fielded questions along with Democrat Tia Walbridge...
In the only local primary race Tuesday it was determined that Loudoun County resident and Democratic candidate Tia Walbridge will run against Del. Dave LaRock, R-Hamilton, in November.
The Republican and Democratic parties both held statewide primaries Tuesday. Locally, the 33rd District (which covers eastern Frederick County, northern Clarke County and Berryville, and Western Loudoun County) was the only area with an intra-party race.
A Waterford resident and long-time investment banker, Democrat Mavis Taintor, has announced her intent to challenge incumbent state Del. Dave LaRock (R) in the House of Delegates 33rd District.
Taintor’s run makes her the second Democrat in less than a month to announce plans to challenge Del. LaRock.
In February, Round Hill resident Tia Walbridge, a small business owner and farmer, said she plans to seek the Democratic nomination.