Virginia Governor Election – November 7, 2017
All eyes are on the Virginia Governor’s Race election on November 7, 2017, partly because there are only two gubernatorial elections in country this year, with the other being in New Jersey. The country is watching to see how we vote as an indicator of the “pulse of the nation” after the presidential election in 2016.
Interestingly Virginia is the only state in the nation that prohibits it’s governor from seeking re-election. Terry McAuliffe, the current Virginia governor, who was elected in 2014, is only permitted to serve one four year term. Technically, he may run for Governor again in the future, but may not do so consecutive years back to back. This philosophy is in stark contrast to our local Chesapeake elected officials, many of whom have been in their positions since the early 1990’s.
Where to Vote in Chesapeake?
Click the question “Where do I vote in Chesapeake, VA?” Enter your basic information and then scroll down and click on Polling Place and Show Ballot. The ballot includes links to the candidates websites. The website, sponsored by the state of Virginia, consolidates your voting location information and your ballot in one place based off your personal information.
However, if you don’t want to enter your personal information, you can also find your polling location in Chesapeake by entering just your address. This link does not include the ballot, which can be found on the Chesapeake Registrar’s website if you know your precinct.
What is on the Ballot in Chesapeake November 7, 2017?
Virginia Governor Candidates
There are three candidates running for Virginia’s race for Governor in 2017 as noted on the portion of this sample ballot in Chesapeake, VA. You can view their individual websites by clicking on their names below.
Ralph Northam is the Democratic Candidate.
Ed Gillespie is the Republican Candidate.
Cliff Hyra is the Libertarian Candidate.
Lieutenant Governor State of Virginia Candidates
Justin Fairfax is the Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor in VA.
Jill Vogel is the Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor in VA.
Attorney General State of Virginia
Mark Herring is the Democratic Candidate running for Attorney General in Virginia.
John Adams is the Republican Candidate running for Attorney General in Virginia.
House of Delegates – Chesapeake Districts
77th District House of Delegates in Chesapeake Virginia
The 77th District includes neighborhoods and areas in Chesapeake such as Camelot, Crestwood, Oscar Smith, Georgetown, Indian River, Norfolk Highlands, Oaklette, St. Julians, Johnson Park, Sunray I & II, Tanglewood, South Norfolk, Carver School, Providence, Jolliff Middle School and Georgetown East.
Cliff Hayes Jr is the Democratic Candidate for the 77th District of the House of Delegates.
Jeff Staples is the Republican Candidate for the 77th District of the House of Delegates.
81st District House of Delegates Chesapeake Virginia
The 81st District includes neighborhoods and areas in Chesapeake such as Bethel, Bells Mill, Geneva Park, Gilmerton, Grassfield, Indian Creek, Lake Drummond, Green Sea, River Walk & Shipyard Road.
Kimberly Anne Tucker is the Democratic Candidate for the 81st District of the House of Delegates.
Barry Knight is the Republican Candidate for the 81st District of the House of Delegates.
21st District House of Delegates Chesapeake VA
The 21st District is in the Waterway area of Chesapeake.
Kelly Convirs Fowler is the Democratic Candidate for the 21st District of the House of Delegates.
Ron Villanueva is the Republican Candidate for the 21st District of the House of Delegates.
Chesapeake City Elections
Clerk of Court Chesapeake
Kevin O’Brien is the Democratic Candidate for the Clerk of Court in Chesapeake.
Alan Krasnoff is the Republican Candidate for the Clerk of Court in Chesapeake.
Unopposed Chesapeake Candidates
Several other positions are on the ballot in Chesapeake this November 7th, however the candidates are running unopposed.
Nancy Parr is the only candidate for the Commonwealth Attorney. Jim O’Sullivan is the only candidate for Sheriff. Francis King is the only candidate for Commissioner of Revenue. Barbara Carraway is the only candidate for Treasurer.
The intend of this post is to provide Chesapeake voters a consolidated source for information in an unbiased manner. It is each individual voter’s responsibility to do their research to vote for whomever they feel is the best candidate.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS CHESAPEAKE CITIZENS TO GO OUT AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 7, 2017! AMERICA IS WATCHING!
Several City Council positions and School Board positions will be coming up for vote in May 2018. If you are not happy with the current state of our school system and the over-development in Chesapeake, then it is critical to vote next spring!