2014 Special Elections

Special Senate Elections

With the election of Senator Ralph Northam to lieutenant governor and Senator Mark Herring to attorney general, two state senate seats are vacant. There will be a special election in January to fill these seats.

If the results of the recent state-wide election say anything, Virginia is making its way towards equality. But, we are not there yet – and the results of this election will really depend on who shows up to vote.  If you live in Senate Districts 6 (election is on Jan. 7) or 33 (election is on Jan. 21), please vote  in the special election to ensure that these vacant senate seats are filled by pro-LGBT candidates.  Look for the blue EVPAC check mark to learn which candidates EVPAC has endorsed.

The candidates for District 6 (election is Jan. 7):

Lynwood Lewis (D): We have not received a candidate questionnaire from Lynwood Lewis. See Lewis’ LGBT voting history on our 2013 legislative scorecard.
Wayne Coleman (R):  We have not received a candidate questionnaire from Wayne Coleman.

 

The candidates for District 33 (election is Jan. 21):

Jennifer Wexton (D): EVPAC has endorsed Jennifer Wexton. Read her EV candidate questionnaire here.
  Joe May (I):   We have not received a candidate questionnaire from Joe May. See May’s LGBT voting history on our 2013 legislative scorecard.
John Whitbeck (R):  We have not received a candidate questionnaire from John Whitbeck.

 

Special House of Delegate Election

On  Jan. 7th, a special election will be held in the House of Delegates district 11 to fill the seat of retiring Onzlee Ware.

The candidates:


Octavia Johnson (R): We have not received a candidate questionnaire from Octavia Johnson.
Sam Rasoul (D):  EVPAC has endorsed Sam Rasoul.  Read his EV candidate questionnaire here.

 

 

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