Today is election day in Virginia, with the entire General Assembly on the ballot (at stake: control of the Virginia State Senate), plus scads of local offices – County Board, School Board, etc. Personally, I’ll be keeping a close eye on several races, including Dan Gecker (D) vs. Glen Sturtevant (R) in SD-10; John Edwads (D) vs. Nancy Dye (R) vs. Don Caldwell (I) in SD-21; Jeremy McPike (D) vs. Hal Parrish (R) in SD 29; Don Shaw (D) vs. “Sideshow Bob” Marshall (R) in HD 13; Kathleen Murphy (D) vs. Craig Parisot (R) in HD 34; Jennifer Boysko (D) vs. Danny Vargas (R) in HD 86; John Bell (D) vs. Chuong Nguyen (R) in HD 87; Monty Mason (D) vs. Lara Overy (R) in HD 93; County Board races in Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax, etc; the Alexandria mayor’s race; and many more. Good luck to every Democrat on the ballot today.
This, my friends, is the government closest to us, the one which impacts are lives on a day-to-day basis, and also the one where your vote matters proportionally far more than in federal/presidential elections. So, make sure you exercise your precious right to vote. Polls are open, as they always are in Virginia, from 6 am to 7 pm, and of course you can vote at your regular polling location.
With that…what are you seeing and hearing out there? What’s turnout like in your neck of the woods? Who did you vote for and why? Feel free to add your observations in the comments section. Thanks.