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Gov. Youngkin, Sen. Lucas Set 1/10/23 Special Election for VA07 State Senate District

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The following press release is from Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office; for more information on the one announced Democratic candidate so far, Aaron Rouse, see here. Note that this district was narrowly won by Glenn Youngkin in 2021, but was won by Dems – Ralph Northam, Mark Herring and Justin Fairfax – in 2017; by Tim Kaine in 2018 and presumably by Mark Warner in 2020), so it’s DEFINITELY winnable – and we really need to do so, given how narrow the Democratic majority is in the State Senate, and everything that’s at stake (starting with women’s reproductive freedom)!

Governor Glenn Youngkin and Senator L. Louise Lucas Set Special Election for 7th Senate District

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin and Senate President Pro Tempore L. Louise Lucas today concurrently issued writs of election declaring a special election in the 7th Senate District for January 10, 2023. The seat was previously held by Senator Jen A. Kiggans, who resigned on November 15, 2022.

The full writ of election from Governor Youngkin is available here.

The full writ of election from Senator Lucas is available here.

The last day for candidates to file as a candidate is November 21, 2022. Information regarding candidacy requirements can be found on the Department of Elections website.

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