The Norfolk Registrar’s office has confirmed the candidates on the ballot for the December 18 special election. Daun Hester, who won the Democratic nomination, will appear. The only other candidate to qualify is James St. John.
Lionell Spruill, Jr., who failed to make the ballot for the Democratic firehouse primary, also failed to make the ballot as an independent. He lacked the requisite number of signatures to qualify.
Little is known about St. John, except that he attempted to run a write-in campaign for the special election in the 5th Senate district. He did not seek the Republican Party’s endorsement.