VA Senate 10 – 2019 Election

District Description: Powhatan County (All), Chesterfield County (Part), Richmond City (Part)
Current Senator: Glen Sturtevant since 2016 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Another increasingly Democratic district that Republicans barely held onto in 2015. (Democrats have carried the district in every statewide and national election since 2013.) Sturtevant, a lawyer, cast himself as a moderate, breaking with the majority of his party to back the ERA and red flag laws. Democrats say it was too little, too late, noting, among other things, his vote against universal background checks. He’ll face Hashmi, who directs a teaching center at Reynolds Community College.”

 

VA Senate 12 – 2019

District Description: Henrico County (Part), Hanover County (Part)
Current Senator: Siobhan Dunnavant since 2016 (R)

According to Ned Oliver of Virginia Mercury:

“Democrats say Henrico is solidly blue now. Ergo, they say, it makes sense the district would elect a Democrat. To make their point, they note Dunnavant, who has held the district since 2015, doesn’t note her party affiliation or the fact that she’s conservative in television spots she’s been running. But their margins in the districts are still narrow. Northam won by just 5 points. Republicans counter that Dunnavant’s status as a doctor puts her on solid footing during a year health care is expected to be a major subject of debate. She faces Rodman, an anthropology professor who won election to the House in 2017.”

Louise Lucas

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 18 since 1992

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

Louise Lucas is a Portsmouth native and product of the Portsmouth Public School System. She is President/CEO of Lucas Lodge, Lucas Transportation, Portsmouth Day Support Program and Southside Direct Care Provider organizations operating in The Lucas Professional Center located in Portsmouth.

Senator Lucas served in the position of Congressional Liaison for Sponsored Program at Old Dominion University from 1992 – 1994. She also served as Assistant Professor, Department of Academic Affairs and Special Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement at Norfolk State University from 1994 – 1998.

Jenn McClellan

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 9 since 2017

Former Positions: State Delegate for VA House District 71 from 2006 – 2017

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

During Jenn McClellan’s tenure in the General Assembly, Jennifer has served as a member of Governor Ralph Northam’s Transition Committee, Chair of Governor McAuliffe’s Transition Team, and a member of Governor McDonnell’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board, Governor Kaine’s Poverty Reduction Task Force and Commission on Sexual Violence, and the Civil Rights Memorial Commission.

Jennifer has also been a longtime Democratic Party activist and leader at the local, state, and national level.  She serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees, and the Richmond City Democratic Committee.

Mark Lewis

Current Position: Candidate for VA Senate District 9

Affiliation: Libertarian

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 9

Overview: N/A

Ghazala Hashmi

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 10

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

Dr. Ghazala Hashmi is an experienced educator and advocate who has spent over 25 years working within Virginia’s college and university system. She currently serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) at Reynolds Community College.

Ghazala is guided by the principles of integrity, social justice, and ethics in government in her approach to public service.

Amanda Chase

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 11 since 2016

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Senator Amanda Chase is not a politician.  She’s a mom who fights for everyone and has proven she can get things done for the people of her district.

Amanda has been a leader on government accountability in calling for a review of Economic Development Authorities in the state of Virginia and requiring localities to have their budgets approved by local board members who are elected by the people.

Amanda Pohl

Current Position: Nonprofit professional and Adjunct professor of social work for VA Senate District 11

Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 11

Overview:
"We are all impacted by current policies that limit our personal and professional lives and impede our great state’s ability to thrive.

Basics like affordable health care, quality education, better infrastructure, and equality are foundational rights that should be available to all, not just a few."

Siobhan Dunnavant

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 12 since 2016

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Since 1999, Siobhan Dunnavant has served as a well-respected OB-GYN in private practice right here in Henrico. Committed to being a citizen legislator, she continues to practice medicine full time when not in session, and sees patients twice a week and delivers babies during session.

Debra Rodman

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 73 since 2018

Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 12

Overview: N/A

Frank Ruff

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 15 since 2000

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Frank Ruff is a leader in reforming economic development to expand current businesses and attract new employers. He has worked with prospective job creators to encourage them to come to our region. From assistance with funding for industrial parks to enhancing tourism, from working with the Governor and local leaders to recruit new industry, to the creation of a much needed law enforcement hazardous driving school, he has been a leader in the fight for small-town communities across the Fifteenth Senate District.

Virginia Smith

Current Position: Elementary School Teacher, retired

Affiliation: Democrat

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 15

Overview: N/A

Waylin Ross

Current Position: Founder, ParaLobby, LLC

Affiliation: Other

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 16

Overview: N/A

Bill Stanley

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 20 since 2011

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Bill Stanley’s political foundation was cemented by the conservative values of his father, a Ronald Reagan Republican who preached the benefits of working hard, personal responsibility, spending less than you earn, and standing by your principals no matter what the cost.

During his tenure, Bill has been a strong voice for Southside and Southwest in Virginia’s Capitol. He has sponsored legislation to spur economic development to create jobs and reduce unemployment in Southside Virginia. Bill’s energy and enthusiasm, grassroots focus, and track record of effective leadership are making a difference for Southside families for future generations.

Sherman Witcher

Current Position: Works in agriculture

Affiliation: Other

Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 20

Overview: N/A

Mark Peake

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 22 since 2017

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

“I’m not running to pass more laws. I want to get laws off the books. We need more freedom, less government. More freedom, less government is the message I was elected on and it’s exactly how I approach every vote that comes before the Senate of Virginia.”

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