VA Senate 13 – 2019 Election

District Description: Loudoun County (Part), Prince William County (Part)
Current Senator: Richard Black since 2012 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Democrats tried and failed here in 2015, pumping $1.6 million into a campaign to unseat GOP Sen. Dick Black, who is not running for reelection. This year, Bell, a Democratic state delegate, will face Higgins, a Loudoun supervisor. With no incumbent in the way, Democrats see it as their most obvious opportunity to pick up a district that’s been trending bluer for years and Northam won with 55 percent of the vote.”

Richard Black

Current Position: State Senator since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

Geary Higgins

Current Position: Catoctin District Supervisor
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Jasmine Moawad-Barrientos

Current Position: Civil Rights Advocate
Affiliation: Other
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

John Bell

Current Position: State Senator since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): State Delegate from 2016 – 2019

Delegate John Bell is a retired member of the United States Air Force. He served almost 26 years before retiring as a Major in 2007. During his Air Force career, John served as a Finance Officer all over the world, including tours in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

John has worked across party lines to pass Medicaid expansion, increase school funding and teacher pay, fight for common-sense gun safety reforms and champion policies to address the opioid addiction crisis

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