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.
|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.|