2019 election

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The 2019 general election will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2019. All 140 members of the Virginia General Assembly (House of Delegates and State Senate) will be up for reelection. Locally will see the election of three members of Charlottesville City Council and three members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

  • Candidate filing period opens Wednesday January 2, 2019[1]
  • Candidate filing deadline for this election is Thursday March 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.[2]
  • The primary for Democratic and Republican candidates (if held) will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.[3] That will also be the deadline for independent candidates to qualify for the ballot.
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Albemarle County

Each Virginia county has an elected board of supervisors, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances(local laws) and adopting an annual budget.

Albemarle County is divided into six magisterial (supervisor) districts.

Elections for supervisor and school board will be held in the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial districts.

Board of Supervisors

Rivanna District

Incumbent Norman Dill has announced he will not seek a second term. [4]

Scottsville District

Incumbent Rick Randolph has not announced whether he will seek a second term. [4]

White Hall District

Incumbent Ann Mallek will announce if she will seek a fourth term on Tuesday, January 16, 2019. [4]

School Board

Rivanna District

Incumbent Jason Buyaki, who has been on the board since 2011, hasn't announced whether he will seek another term. [5]


Scottsville District

Incumbent Steve Koleszar, who has been on the board since 1996, announced in January that he will not seek re-election.[5]

White Hall District

Incumbent David Oberg hasn't announced if he'll seek a second four-year term. [5]

Commonwealth's Attorney

Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci, a Republican, is planning to seek re-election to a second four-year term.

Jim Hingeley, a former public defender and University of Virginia professor, has filed to challenge Tracci as a Democrat. [6]

Sheriff

Sheriff Chip Harding, a Republican, plans to step down after 12 years in the post. [7]


Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two county seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election.

Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [6]

City of Charlottesville

Each Virginia city has an elected city council, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances and adopting an annual budget. Charlottesville's mayor is elected by the city council members.

General election will include: City Council (3 seats), City School Board (4 seats), Soil & Water Conservation District Director and the Clerk of Court.

City Council

There are three seats open on the Charlottesville City Council. The first terms of Councilor Wes Bellamy and Mike Signer are up, as well as the second term of Kathy Galvin. None so far have announced whether they will seek reelection.

The Democratic primary is on June 11, 2019. Housing activist Michael Payne announced his candidacy on January 8, 2019. Don Gathers was scheduled to announce on the same Progressives for Cville ticket, but has had to delay to health issues. [8]

City resident and Democrat Sena Magill made her announcement on January 9, 2019. [9]

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Snook announces his council bid and joined "a quickly growing field of candidates for three seats on Charlottesville City Council". [10]


Brian Pinkston, a project manager at the University of Virginia, will also run as a Democrat. [10]

Independent candidates John Edward Hall and Paul Long are also seeking election. [citation needed]

City School Board

There will also be elections for four (4) of the seven (7) seats on the City School Board.

Board member James Bryant, who was appointed to fill a vacancy earlier this year, will run for a full, four-year term. [6] Board members Sherry Kraft and Jennifer McKeever haven't announced plans. [6]

Board member Amy Laufer will not seek a second term and resigned in January to move out of the city. [citation needed]

Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two city seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election.[11]

Director Joseph Thompson will seek re-election. Director Kim Tingley will not seek re-election. [6]

Albemarle Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [6]

Charlottesville's Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office serving an 8-year term. Incumbent Llezelle Dugger is seeking re-election. [6]

Virginia General Assembly

House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years.

57th District

Representing Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County, incumbent Democrat David Toscano is serving his seventh term in the Virginia General Assembly. From November 2011 through December 2018, Toscano served as House Democratic Leader.

He will be challenged in the Democratic primary by Sally Hudson, a professor at the University of Virginia. [6]

58th District

Representing Greene County and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Rockingham counties, incumbent Republican Bob Bell was elected to the chamber in 2001 and was re-elected to a new term in 2017. He is seeking re-election. [6]

25th District

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, chairman of the House Education Committee, will make an announcement in February after the General Assembly session. Landes has been in office for more than 22 years representing the 25th District, which covers parts of Albemarle, Augusta and Rockingham counties.

Democrats Jenni Kitchen and Lauren Thompson are seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat. [6]

State Senate

25th District

Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, plans to seek re-election to the 25th District seat, which covers part of Albemarle County, all of Charlottesville, Buena Vista, Covington and Lexington, and all of Alleghany, Bath, Nelson, Highland and Rockbridge counties. He has served since 2001 and no candidates have emerged to challenge him. [6]

17th District

In the 17th District, Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, who is in his second term, will seek re-election. He is chairman of the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. Rich Breeden of Spotsylvania, vice president of Kingfisher Systems Inc., has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for Reeves’ seat. [6]

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References

  1. Web. Candidate Bulletin: Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections, and November 5, 2019 General Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. Web. Candidate Bulletin: Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections, and November 5, 2019 General Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. Web. Candidate Bulletin: Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections, and November 5, 2019 General Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Web. Dill not running again; Gallaway named Albemarle supervisors chairman, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 10, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Web. Albemarle schools expect to have $1.2M left from bond referendum; Koleszar won’t seek re-election, Katherine Knott, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
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  7. Web. Leaving a legacy: Albemarle Sheriff Harding to retire in ‘19 after nearly 50 years in law enforcement, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved January 14, 2019.
  8. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. Web. Sena Magill, Region Ten board member, launches council campaign, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 9, 2019, retrieved January 10, 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Web. Snook announces council bid, Nolan Stout, News Article, Daily Progress, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
  11. Web. Voters to decide on an abundance of local, state elections in 2019, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises