VA Democratic Primary is Today! Polls Close at 7!
The Virginia Democratic Primary is today and the new Democratic nominees for Virginia Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General are awaiting your vote. Don’t forget your regular polling place will open today from 6am to 7pm. The two most important pieces of information you should know while voting: who is the ideal candidate for you, and where is your polling place? Here is a list of the Democratic candidates, and a link to find out where you can change Virginia’s future. Remember Virginia, you dictate the future, pick carefully and vote!
Here are the Democratic candidates, All respective information below was taking from each candidate’s website:
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is a businessman, entrepreneur, and dad who has lived in Fairfax County, Virginia for over 20 years. He is the son of Jack McAuliffe who was an Army Captain in World War II and Millie McAuliffe who raised Terry and his three brothers. To read his full story click here and to read up on his priorities click here.
Aneesh Chopra is a Democrat running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He is fighting for fairness, equality, and opportunity for all. He has served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology and as Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Vote on Tuesday, June 11th. To read his full story click here and to read up on his priorities, including LGBT issues, click here.
Ralph Northam grew up working on the Chesapeake Bay before attending Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated with distinction and was President of the Honor Court. After graduating from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ralph served eight years active duty in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major. Upon his return from treating soldiers injured in Desert Storm, Ralph began practicing pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk. Ralph additionally serves as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and has ten years of volunteer services as Medical Director for the Edmarc Hospice for Children in Portsmouth. To read his full story click here and to read up on his priorities click here.
Prior to seeking the office, Justin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia – one of the nation’s premier offices – in the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Alexandria Division.
In that role, Justin used his much-praised skill-set to hold criminals accountable and protect Virginia’s citizens, businesses, and government agencies from violence, fraud, financial crimes, and drug and human trafficking. Previously, Justin worked in the Washington, D.C. office of the prestigious international law firm WilmerHale LLP where his legal practice focused primarily on white-collar crime and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Lee at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in the Alexandria Division. To read his full story click here and to read up on his priorities click here.
Mark Herring serves in the Virginia State Senate, where he has worked hard to protect Virginia’s families by putting aside political posturing and instead focusing on finding solutions to the challenges families face each day.
Mark was elected to the State Senate In 2006. During his tenure, he has worked to bring technology-based economic development to the Northern Virginia region, secured transportation funding for needed overpasses and other local road projects, and has been a leader in making both state and local governments more accountable to the citizens of Virginia. To read his full story click here and to read up on his priorities click here.
The Virginia Republican party opted for a convention instead of holding a Primary this year. Their convention was held the weekend of May 17th, 2013 at Greater Richmond Convention center.
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