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Down-ballot drama: 2017 guide to Virginia House of Delegate races


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.

VaNews November 4, 2017

House District 67 is one of the most hotly contested races of the year

By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Connection Newspapers

On paper, the 67th House District seems like solidly blue territory. Democrat Hillary Clinton won it with almost 60 percent of the vote. But Republican Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67) has been in office for four terms, a time that has seen this slice of Northern Virginia trending increasingly toward the Democratic Party. That puts this district in the spotlight as one of the most competitive House of Delegates races in Virginia, and it’s one reason supporters of Democrat Karrie Delaney say she's got a shot at ousting LeMunyon.

VaNews October 27, 2017

Does More Money Lead to More Competitive House of Delegates Races?


Republicans and Democrats are both targeting certain races for the House of Delegates this year, hoping to invest in retaining seats or in some cases flipping them to the other side.

VaNews October 24, 2017

House races test northern Virginia Republican incumbents

By SARAH RANKIN , Associated Press

In less than a month, Virginia voters will pick 100 people to represent them in the House of Delegates, races that will be closely watched as an early referendum on President Donald Trump's first year in office. The elections also will be a test of whether Republicans can hang on in increasingly diverse, populous and liberal-leaning northern Virginia.

VaNews October 18, 2017

Former Republican now Democratic delegate candidate for 67th District

By ANGELA WOOLSEY, Fairfax Times

Karrie Delaney is not all that new to the political arena. The Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) board of trustees chair was appointed to the city council for West Melbourne, Fla., in 2004, but she lost the scheduled election later that year after voting in support of raising taxes, according to a profile of the Virginia House of Delegates candidate in The Connection.

VaNews October 14, 2017

10 Virginia House races to watch as Democrats make their Nov. 7 push

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Donald Trump's surprise election to the presidency generated the Women's March protest nationally and a wave of first-time Democratic candidates for office in Virginia. Democrats hope that translates into making gains against the 66-34 Republican majority in the state House of Delegates on Nov. 7, when all 100 seats are up for election.

VaNews October 5, 2017

Four-Term Incumbent LeMunyon to Face Former Republican

By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Fairfax Connection

Karrie Delaney knows a thing or two about Republican politics. Back in 2004, she was appointed to the West Melbourne City Council in Florida. The following year, according to public records in the Sunshine State, she registered as a Republican. But she lost the election that year after she voted higher taxes. Now she’s running as a Democrat against four-term incumbent Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67),

VaNews June 23, 2017

Local Va. lawmaker sends and deletes tweet mocking millennials, protesters

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

Virginia state Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67th) sent and quickly deleted a tweet mocking millennials and anti-Donald Trump protesters Thursday night. LeMunyon, a four-term GOP lawmaker representing portions of Fairfax and Loudoun counties, tweeted an article from with the headline "Police calm millennial protesters by handing out participation trophies." is a "Christian news satire" site.

VaNews November 14, 2016

Va. House advances controversial proffer legislation

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

Legislation that will limit Loudoun County's ability to raise money for certain government and infrastructure projects has passed both chambers of the General Assembly. The Virginia House approved Senate Bill 549 by a 72-26-2 vote Tuesday. The measure, which has already been approved by the Senate, forbids a locality from placing “unreasonable” proffers on new developments and restricts what's known as conditional zoning.

VaNews February 25, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe, Republicans hash out deal on I-66 widening, tolling plan

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) says he and General Assembly Republicans have struck a deal that will speed up the widening of I-66 inside the Beltway. As part of the compromise, announced Wednesday morning, Republicans are expected to kill legislation from local state Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67th) that would block tolling along the same stretch of I-66.

VaNews February 11, 2016