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11 VA House of Delegates Districts Could See Incumbents Battling Each Other for Nominations in June

4 districts are deep-blue; 7 districts are deep-red


See below for the latest, from “VPAP’s unofficial list [which] shows that 23 delegates still face the option of moving into a different district, running for a different office, retiring or battling a colleague for the party nomination.” Here are the Virginia House of Delegates primary contests to keep an eye on in the spring of 2023 (barring retirements, moves, or seeking other elected office):

  • Possibly Del. Rip Sullivan (D) vs. Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) in deep-blue HD06 (unless Del. Murphy retires) in Fairfax County
  • Del. Marcus Simon (D) vs. Del. Kaye Kory (D) in deep-blue HD13 in Fairfax County and Falls Church
  • Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D) vs. Del. Kathy Tran (D) in deep-blue HD18 in Fairfax County
  • Del. Dawn Adams (D) vs. Del. Betsy Carr (D) vs. Del. Jeff Bourne (D) in deep-blue HD78 in Richmond City (note: Jeff Bourne might decide to run for the State Senate that will be vacated by Jennifer McClellan after she, presumably, wins the special election for U.S. House in February)
  • Del. Will Wampler (R) vs. Del. Israel O’Quinn (R) in bright-red HD44 in Washington County, Bristol City and Russell County
  • Del. Wren Williams (R) vs. Del. Marie March (R) in bright-red HD47 in Carroll County, Patrick County, Henry County, Floyd County and Galax City (note: Williams and March are two of the most extreme members of the House of Delegates and truly hate each other)
  • Del. James Edmunds (R) vs. Del. Danny Marshall (R) in bright-red HD49 in Danville City, Halifax County and Pittsylvania County
  • Del. Wendell Walker (R) vs. Del. Kathy Byron (R) in bright-red HD52 in Lynchburg City and Danville County
  • Del. Margaret Ransone (R) vs. Del. Bobby Orrock (R) in bright-red HD67 in King George County, Westmoreland County, Northumberland County, Lancaster County, Caroline County and Richmond County
  • Del. Barry Knight (R) vs. Del. Glenn Davis (R) in bright-red HD98 in Virginia Beach
  • Del. Tim Anderson (R) vs. Del. Rob Bloxom (R) in bright-red HD100 in Virginia Beach, Accomack County, Northampton County


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