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Virginia Election Day 2023: Open Thread

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Today is election day in Virginia; polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm, and you can vote at your regular polling location.  The races I’ll be watching most closely today include the following. And remember, if Republicans get a governing “trifecta” (governorship, House of Delegates, State Senate), you can kiss all the progress we’ve made in Virginia goodbye and say hello to some seriously nasty, draconian crap like we see in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, etc. So…if you haven’t voted (Democratic) yet, MAKE SURE YOU DO SO, and remind everyone you know as well!

COMPETITIVE VA STATE SENATE RACES

  • SD04 (Roanoke Valley): Trish White-Boyd (D) vs. Sen. David Suetterlein (R)
  • SD16 (Henrico): Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D) vs. Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R)
  • SD17 (Henrico/Petersburg/Hopewell:  Del. Clint Jenkins (D) vs. Del. Emily Brewer (R)
  • SD24 (Newport News/York/Williamsburg/Poquoson/James City County): Sen. Monty Mason (D) vs. Danny Diggs (R)
  • SD27 (Fredericksburg area): Joel Griffin (D) vs. Del. Tara Durant (R)
  • SD30 (Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park): Del. Danica Roem vs. Bill Woolf (R)
  • SD31 (Loudoun/Fauquier): Russet Perry (D) vs. Juan Pablo Segura (R)

COMPETITIVE VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES

  • HD21 (Prince William): Josh Thomas (D) vs. John Stirrup (R)
  • HD22 (Prince William): Travis Nembhard (D) vs. Ian Lovejoy (R)
  • HD30 (Loudoun/Fauquier): Rob Banse (D) vs. Geary Higgins (R) 
  • HD41 (Montgomery/Roanoke County): Lily Franklin (D) vs. Chris Obenshain (R) 
  • HD57 (Henrico/Goochland): Susanna Gibson (D) vs. David Owen (R) 
  • HD58 (Henrico): Del. Rodney Willett (D) vs. Riley Shaia (R) 
  • HD64 (Stafford): Leonard Lacey (D) vs. Paul Milde (R) 
  • HD65 (Stafford/Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania): Joshua Cole (D) vs. Lee Peters (R) 
  • HD71 (James City County/Williamsburg/New Kent): Jessica Anderson (D) vs. Del. Amanda Batten (R) 
  • HD75 (Chesterfield/Hopewell/Prince George): Stephen Miller-Pitts (D) vs. Del. Carrie Coyner (R) 
  • HD82 (Petersburg/Dinwiddie/Prince George/Surry): Kimberly Pope Adams (D) vs. Del. Kim Taylor (R) 
  • HD84 (Suffolk/Isle of Wight/Franklin/Cheseapeake): Nadarius Clark (D) vs. Michael Dillender (R) 
  • HD86 (Hampton/York/Poquoson): Jarris Taylor (D) vs. Del. A.C. Cordoza (R)
  • HD89 (Cheseapeake/Suffolk): Karen Jenkins (D) vs. Baxter Ennis (R) 
  • HD94 (Norfolk): Phil Hernandez (D) vs. Andy Pittman (R) 
  • HD97 (Virginia Beach): Michael Feggans (D) vs. Del. Karen Greenhalgh (R) 

COMPETITIVE LOCAL RACES

  • Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair: Democrat Deshundra Jefferson vs. Republican Jeanine Lawson
  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Springfield District: Democrat Albert Vega vs. Republican incumbent Pat Herrity
  • Richmond Casino Referendum

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.

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