Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Hayes 77th winner, Mullin draws challenger in 93rd

Cliff Hayes was the winner in the firehouse primary for the 77th House of Delegates district yesterday. By a margin of 556 to 469 – told y’all, every vote counts – Hayes defeated a well-organized LeOtis Williams. As of this writing, Hayes will not face opposition in the November election. Per the writ, candidates have … Continue reading

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Firehouse primary 77th HOD 8/16/16

The Democratic candidate for House of Delegates district 77 will be chosen in a firehouse primary this Tuesday, August 16. The district is primarily located in Chesapeake (78% of the voters) but also includes Suffolk. The firehouse features one candidate from each city: Former Chesapeake City Council member Cliff Hayes, who has the endorsement of … Continue reading

Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / National / Politics

Rigell: No to Trump, out of RPVB

Scott Rigell (R-VA02) made the news twice in the last few days by announcing his support for a candidate other than his party’s nominee and then resigning from the Republican Party of Virginia Beach. Rigell, who is not seeking reelection after three terms, has been critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. His February letter … Continue reading

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Nov 8 special elections in HOD 77, 93

Gov McAuliffe has signed writs calling special elections on November 8th 2016 in HOD districts 77 and 93 pic.twitter.com/65dr6PtwL8 — Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 2, 2016 As announced on Twitter Tuesday, Hampton Roads will have two more special elections for the General Assembly on the ballot this November. In addition to the two Senate contests … Continue reading

5th District: Spruill wins
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

5th District: Spruill wins

Last Saturday, Democrats in the 5th Senate district participated in a firehouse primary to select the party’s nominee. Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill, Sr. was the winner, besting Norfolk Del. Joe Lindsey by a wide margin – 68% to 32%. As noted previously, this contest just determined the party’s nominee, as the filing deadline for a … Continue reading

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Mark Warner / Terry McAuliffe

5th Senate: Firehouse primary Saturday, 7/9/16

With the election of Kenny Alexander as Norfolk’s mayor, the seat in the 5th Senate District of Virginia became vacant. Democrats will choose the nominee in a firehouse primary this Saturday, July 9. For those not familiar, a firehouse primary is an unassembled caucus. Eligible voters go to pre-selected voting locations during set hours, not … Continue reading

Important local primary elections Tuesday
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading

Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk

Norfolk May 2016 election: by the numbers

While it has been a while, I still think a look at the Norfolk election numbers is relevant, at least for future reference. I usually try my hand at predicting overall turnout as well as precinct-by-precinct turnout for each of Norfolk’s elections. Most of the time, my numbers are pretty close – sometimes, within 2 … Continue reading

Election results
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics

Election results

It was quite an interesting night across Hampton Roads!  While my election night focus was on Norfolk’s results, there were contests in other cities as well. Norfolk I’ll have another post on this later. The turnout was WAY above what I expected, not to mention where it came from. Congratulations to Mayor-elect Kenny Alexander, Councilwoman-elect … Continue reading