WASHINGTON (WUSA*9)--November 8 is election day in Virginia and across the United States. Poll hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth.
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Here is a list of the candidates and ballot questions, along with background information:
President of the United States
1. Hillary Clinton (Democratic)
Clinton served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration (2009-2013) after running against Barack Obama for president in 2008. She is a former U.S. Senator from New York (2001-2009), First Lady of the United States (1993-2001), First Lady of Arkansas (1983-1992), and is an attorney and former law professor.
2. Donald Trump (Republican)
Trump is a real estate developer from New York. In 2004 he began starring in the television reality series, The Apprentice. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
3. Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Johnson served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. He was also the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Johnson founded one of New Mexico's largest construction companies.
4. Jill Stein (Green)
Stein is a medical doctor. She was also the Green Party's presidential nominee in 2012. She ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
5. Evan McMullin (Independent)
McMullin calls himself a conservative alternative to Republican Donald Trump. He's worked as a policy director for congressional Republicans, as a CIA operations officer, and as an investment banking associate. McMullin joined the presidential race in August. The controversial candidacy of Donald Trump for the Republican Party nomination caused the creation of the Stop Trump movement, which sought to stop his nomination or find a candidate to oppose him. McMullin is that candidate.
U.S. Congress-District 1
Virginia's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Stafford, Westmoreland, and York counties. It also includes Fredericksburg city, Williamsburg city and parts of Newport News city. Areas of Faquier, James City, Prince William and Spotsylvania counties also lie within district boundaries.
1. M.D. "Matt" Rowe (Democratic)
Rowe is a Bowling Green Town Councilman. He has held this office since 2014. He works is also a Geographic Information Systems analyst in Staffort County.
2. Robert Wittman (Republican/incumbent)
Wittman has represented this congressional district since 2007. Previous to joining Congress, Wittman served in the Virginia House of Delegates, worked for the Department of Health, serving as an environmental health specialist . He also served on the Montross Town Council, and as Mayor of Montross.
3. Glenda Gail Parker (Independent)
Parker holds an undergraduate degree in business management and a graduate degree in business administration. She also holds a software engineering administration certificate and an information system security professional certification. Parker worked as a financial manager for the U.S. Air Force's Research and Development operations.
U.S. Congress--District 2
Incumbent republican, Scott Rigell, did not seek re-election in 2016.
Virginia's 2nd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Accomack and Northampton counties along with Virginia Beach city and portions of Hampton, Newport News, and Norfolk cities.
1. Shaun D. Brown (democratic)
Brown is an economist, management consultant, and small business owner. She was elected president of the student body at Brown University, becoming the first African- American in the Ivy League and the first female and youngest to hold the position at Brown. She also studied at MIT and the University of Virginia.
2. Scott W. Taylor (republican)
Taylor serves in the Virginia House of Delegates for the 85th District. He is a Navy SEALs veteran with experience serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a civilian in Virginia Beach, he became an entrepreneur, real estate broker and small scope developer. He also served as a consultant for multinational companies with bases in the Middle East. He is president of OPSEC, a National Security PAC.
U.S. Congress--District 3
Virginia's 3rd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Charles City and Surry counties and portions of Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, and Prince George counties. Petersburg city and Portsmouth city along with portions of Hampton city, Newport News city, Norfolk city, Richmond city, and Suffolk city also lie within the district.
1. Robert "Bobby" Scott (Democratic/incumbent)
He has represented this congressional district since 1993. Previous to this office, Scott was a member of the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates.
2. M.L. "Marty" Williams (Republican)
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Chesapeake Planning Commission. Previously he served 25 years in the Chesapeake Police Department.
U.S. Congress--District 4
Republican incumbent Randy Forbes chose to seek re-election in the 2nd District instead of the 4th after redistricting flipped his safely Republican seat to a safely Democratic one.
Virginia's 4th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes all of Amelia, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Nottoway, Powhatan, Southampton and Sussex counties. It also includes portions of Chesterfield, Isle of Wight, and Prince George counties. All of Chesapeake city, Colonial Heights city, Emporia city, Franklin city, and Hopewell city, as well as portions of Suffolk city, are included in the district
1. A. Donald McEachin (democratic)
A. Donald McEachin serves as Virginia's state senator of the 9th District (Charles City Co. and parts of Henrico, Richmond City and Hanover Co.). As a state senator, he chairs the Democratic caucus. He is also an attorney.
2. Michael Wade (republican)
Michael Wade is Henrico County Sheriff. The Richmond native was elected sheriff in 1999. His career in law enforcement totals 41 years with roles as investigator and uniformed police officer.
U.S. Congress--District 5
Current republican congressman Robert Hurt is retiring.
Virginia's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state, stretching vertically across the state. It includes Albermarle, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and Rappahannock counties. Portions of Bedford, Fauquier, and Henry counties along with all of Charlottesville city are also included in the district.
1. Jane Dittmar (democratic)
Dittmar is past Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and former representative of the Scottsville District. She is also a certified mediator for both General District and Circuit Courts and has served as court coordinator for the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit courts of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa.
2. Tom Garrett, Jr. (republican)
Garrett lives in Buckingham County and is beginning his second term as state senator, representing the 22nd District. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army. He also served as Commonwealth's Attorney in Louisa.
U.S. Congress--District 6
Virginia's 6th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state. The district includes Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties. Portions of Bedford and Roanoke counties along with all of Buena Vista city, Harrisonburg city, Lexington city, Lynchburg city, Roanoke city, Staunton city and Waynesboro city are also included in the district.
1. Kai Degner (democratic)
Degner served as mayor of Harrisonburg (2009-10) and city council 2009-2016. He has an M.B.A. from James Madison University and is a real estate agent in Harrisonburg.
2. Robert "Bob" Goodlatte (republican/ incumbent)
Robert Goodlatte is the incumbent. He has held this office since 1993. He is currently Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee—which has jurisdiction over legislation affecting the federal courts, administrative agencies and federal law enforcement entitites. He also served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet in the 112th Congress. He is an attorney.
U.S. Congress--District 7
Virginia's 7th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state. The district includes Culpeper, Goochland, Hanover, Louisa, New Kent, and Orange counties. Portions of Chesterfield, Henrico, and Spotsylvania counties, as well as portions of Richmond city, are located in the district.
1. Eileen Bedell (democratic)
Bedell owns her own law firm. For the past 20 years she has represented everyone from individuals in custody disputes to small businesses with contractual issus. She attended Virginia Tech and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Communication Studies. She earned her law degree at the College of William and Mary in 1996.
2. David Brat (republican/ incumbent)
Brat has held this office since 2014. In 2014, Brat won a stunning upset victory over then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the 7th District Republican primary. He serves on the Budget, Education and Workforce, and Small Business Committees. Previous to taking office Bratt was a professor and chair of the department of economics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.
U.S. Congress--District 8
Virginia's 8th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Arlington County and portions of Fairfax County. Alexandria city and Falls Church city are also located within the district.
1. Donald Beyer, Jr. (democratic/ incumbent)
Beyer is seeking his second term in congress. Beyer owns auto dealerships throughout Virginia.
From 1990 to 1998 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia during the gubernatorial administrations of Democrat Doug Wilder (1990–1994) and Republican George Allen (1994–1998). From 2009 to 2013, he served as United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
2. Charles Hernick (republican)
Hernick is an economist and an international environmental consultant who has worked with private sector companies and state governments.
3. Julio Gracia (independent)
Gracia is a retired 26-year FBI special agent (1989-2015). He also has a law degree and degrees in psychology and philosophy.
U.S. Congress--District 9
Virginia's 9th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Alleghany, Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe counties. Portions of Henry and Roanoke counties and all of Bristol city, Covington city, Galax city, Martinsville city, Norton city, Radford city, and Salem city are also included in the district.
1. Derek Kitts (democratic)
He is retired from the U.S. Army having served 24 years, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He holds a bachelor's degree in Public Safety with a concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
2. H. Morgan Griffith (republican/ incumbent)
Griffith has held this office since 2011. Previous to serving in the U.S. Congress, Griffith served in the Virginia House of Delegates, including as Majority Leader (2000-2010). He is also an attorney.
3. Janice Allen Boyd (independent)
Boyd is self-employed as a real estate broker and investor. She is also a genealogist, author, political pundit and seminar speaker on current issues, politics and religion.
U.S. Congress--District 10
Virginia's 10th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes Clarke, Frederick, and Loudoun counties as well as Manassas Park City, Manassas City, and Winchester City. Portions of Fairfax and Prince William counties are also included in the district.
1. LuAnn Bennett (democratic)
Bennett is a businesswoman. She is president of the District of Columbia-based Bennett Group, a real estate management firm. She and her husband started the business before his death in 1994. She was an appointee of then-Governor Tim Kaine on Virginia's Climate Change Commission, the Virginia Health Care Foundation, the I Have a Dream Foundation, Turnaround for Children, and the National Children's Museum. She was married to Congressman Jim Moran from 2004-2011.
2. Barbara Comstock (republican/ incumbent)
Comstock is running for a second term. Before joining Congress, Comstock was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (2010-2014). Comstock has also worked for several government agencies--chief counsel of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, director of public affairs at the Department of Justice, and as a staffer for Congressman Frank Wolf, who held the 10th congressional seat prior to Comstock. She is a founding partner and co-principal of public relations and public policy firm Corallo Comstock.
U.S. Congress--District 11
Virginia's 11th Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties and Fairfax City.
1. Gerry Connolly (democratic/ incumbent)
Connolly was first elected to this office in 2008. Previously he was chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (2003-2009). And before becoming chair, Connolly was on the board representing the Providence District (1995-2003).
Virginia Constitutional Question 1
Question: Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership to the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise?
Currently, Virginia's right to work law, § 40.1-59 of the Code of Virginia, provides that any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership in the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise is against public policy and illegal. This has been the law and the declared public policy of the Commonwealth since 1947.
The proposed amendment places the provisions of Virginia's right to work law into the Constitution of Virginia. While Virginia law may be amended by any future General Assembly, a constitutional prohibition can only be changed by a future constitutional amendment approved by the voters.
Virginia Constitutional Question 2
Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses
Question: Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to provide an option to the localities to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who was killed in the line of duty, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?
Article X, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia now requires the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property, including the joint real property of husband and wife, of any veteran with a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the real property of the surviving spouse of an eligible veteran. This exemption from taxation applies to the principal place of residence of the eligible veteran or of the surviving spouse of an eligible veteran. The exemption ceases if the surviving spouse remarries.
Article X, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia also authorizes the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who was killed in action, as determined by the U.S. Department of Defense. This exemption from taxation applies to the surviving spouse's principal place of residence, and the exemption ceases if the surviving spouse remarries.
The proposed constitutional amendment authorizes the General Assembly to enact a law that would allow a locality to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who is killed in the line of duty. The exemption from taxation would cease if the surviving spouse remarries. The exemption would apply regardless of whether the spouse was killed in the line of duty prior to the effective date of this amendment but would apply only to those real property taxes to be paid on or after the effective date of this amendment. The exemption from taxation would apply to the surviving spouse's principal place of residence, even if he or she moves to a new principal place of residence. The exemption would not require the surviving spouse to have been residing in the Commonwealth at the time his or her spouse was killed in the line of duty.
The proposed constitutional amendment authorizes the General Assembly to prescribe additional restrictions and conditions on the exemption from taxation if enacting such a law.
Arlington County Board
1. Libby Garvey (democratic/ incumbent)
Libby Garvey is the incumbent. She has been on the Board since 2012. Previous to this, she served on the Arlington County School Board for 15 years. She was also a teacher in the Peace Corps.
2. Audrey Clement (independent)
Clement is currently a member of both the Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation (ACST) and Arlingtonians for Sensible Transit (AST). She spent more than twenty-five years in the Washington, D.C. area, including a year on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Fellow for the 100th Congress, where she was employed by the House Education subcommittee that provides oversight for federal programs for the handicapped.
Arlington County School Board
1. Tannia Talento (independent)
Talento has served on the Math Citizens Advisory Committee, the ESOL/HILT Citizens Advisory Committee, the Superintendent's Master Planning Working Group, and on the Advisory Council on Instruction as a Vice Chair. Some of her most recent work includes the Facilities Study Committee and serving on the Career Center Parent Advisory Committee.
2. Nancy Van Doren (independent/ incumbent)
Van Doren was appointed to the School Board on September 12, 2014 and currently serves as Vice Chair. Nancy is an education advocate with ten years of experience as a parent, volunteer, and leader in Arlington Public Schools. Prior to joining the Board, Nancy served as the PTA President of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Chaired the Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee. Most recently, Nancy served on the Multi-Modal Transportation and Student Safety Special Committee, the Family and Community Engagement Working Group, and the Arlington Career Center Parent Advisory Committee.
Arlington County Question 1
Metro and Transportation
QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $58,785,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?
Arlington County Question 2
Local Parks and Recreation
QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $19,310,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open space?
Arlington County Question 3
QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $98,850,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities, joint County – Schools projects, information technology, and other County infrastructure?
Arlington County Question 4
QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $138,830,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects for Arlington Public Schools?
Fairfax County Question 1
For the purpose of reducing dependence on real estate taxes, shall the Board of Supervisors of
Fairfax County, Virginia, be authorized to levy a tax on prepared food and beverages, otherwise
known as a meals tax, as allowed by Virginia Code § 58.1-3833, at a rate not to exceed four
percent (4%) of the amount charged for prepared food and beverages (which, based upon state
law, is applicable only to sales outside of the town of Clifton, and towns of Herndon and Vienna
that have already implemented a meals tax)? The revenues generated shall be dedicated to the
1. 70 percent of the net revenues to Fairfax County Public Schools.
2. 30 percent of the net revenues to County services, capital improvements and
property tax relief.
Fairfax County Question 2
Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and
issue bonds, in addition to bonds previously authorized for transportation improvements and
facilities, in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $120,000,000 to finance Fairfax County's
share, under the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact, of the cost of
constructing, reconstructing, improving and acquiring transportation improvements and facilities,
including capital costs of land, transit facilities, rolling stock and equipment in the Washington
metropolitan area, and to finance improvements to primary and secondary State highways and
ancillary related improvements and facilities?
Fairfax County Question 3
Parks and Facilities Bonds
Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and
issue bonds, in addition to bonds previously authorized for parks and park facilities, in the
maximum aggregate principal amount of $107,000,000: (i) $94,700,000 principal amount to
finance the Fairfax County Park Authority's cost to acquire, construct, develop and equip
additional parks and park facilities, to preserve open-space land, and to develop and improve
existing parks and park facilities; and (ii) $12,300,000 principal amount for Fairfax County's
contribution to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to acquire, construct, develop and
equip parks and park facilities?
Fairfax County Question 4
Human Services/Community Development Bonds
Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and
issue bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $85,000,000 to provide funds to
finance the cost of human services facilities and community development facilities, including the
construction and reconstruction of community centers and shelters and the acquisition of land
and equipment or interests therein?
Falls Church City Question
Public Library Bonds
Shall the City of Falls Church be authorized to contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed Eight Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($8,700,000) for the purpose of paying the costs incident to construction, expanding, renovating, reconstructing, replacing in one or more locations, equipping and/or reequipping, in whole or in part, a Public Library including an Archival/Heritage center, and shall Ordinance No. 1960 of the City authorizing the issuance of such bonds be effective?
1. Lisa Merkel (independent/ incumbent)
Merkel, a resident of Herndon since 2002 and a resident of Northern Virginia since 1996, is serving her second term as Mayor of the Town of Herndon. She had served as the town's Vice Mayor during the 2010-2012 Town Council term.
2. Jasbinder Singh (indepenent)
Singh, a resident of Herndon since 2001, is serving his second term on the Herndon Town Council. During his first term, Singh served on the Metrorail Phase II District Commission as well as the Virginia Municipal League's Finance Policy Committee.
Herndon Town Council
1. Jennifer Baker (independent/ incumbent)
Baker, a resident of Herndon since 2004, is serving her first term on the Herndon Town Council and is the town's Vice Mayor. Baker has been a member of the Holiday Homes Tour Committee since 2008 and has served as its chair since 2013.
2. Jeffrey Davidson (independent)
Davidson has been a Herndon resident since 1986. He has recently retired from Federal service (DOD). He is an member of the Town of Herndon Historic Sign Committee.
3. Signe V. Friedrichs (independent)
She has lived in Herndon since 1996. When she moved to Hernson, Friedrichs became involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Herndon Rotary Club and the Council for the Arts of Herndon. As a Navy wife she did everything from a toothpaste tube factory worker to Banquet manager to University of Connecticut teaching assistant to University of Maryland administrator.
4. Connie Hutchinson (independent)
Hutchinson is a Herndon native, has served seven terms on the Herndon Town Council. First elected to the council in 1992, she served as Vice Mayor during the 2008-2010 term and again in 2012-2014. She currently serves as General Manager for a marketing, advertising and public relations company in Fairfax.
5. David Kirby (independent/ incumbent)
Kirby, a 26 year resident of Herndon, is serving his fourth term on the Herndon Town Council. During his council service he has represented the town on the Virginia Municipal League's (VML) Finance Policy, Transportation Policy and Community and Economic Development committees.
Kirby represents the town on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's Planning Coordination Advisory Committee (PCAC); and is on the board of directors for the Committee for Dulles.
6. William McKenna (independent)
McKenna currently works for W.W. Grainger as Government Director of Sales and before that worked for 15 years with corporations designing retirement plans for their organizations. He moved to Herndon in 2013. He is currently the Dranesville Representative to the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council-appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to help with terrorist and disaster readiness in Herndon, McLean, Great Falls and portions of Vienna and Falls Church. In 1998, at the age of 24, he was elected Borough Councilman in Dunellen, NJ-where he was born and raised.
7. Sheila Olem (independent/ incumbent)
Olem, a resident of Herndon since 1990, is serving her third term on the Herndon Town Council. Olem chairs the town's Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee and its Interview Committee, and serves on the Joint Communications Committee between the council and the Planning Commission. She also represents the town on the Virginia Municipal League's Inter-Jurisdictional Committee, the Phase II (Metro) District Commission, the Legislative committee, and as chair of the Environmental Quality Committee.
8. Roland Taylor (independent)
Taylor is President of Hunter Creek Homes Association; former Vice President of Herndon Optimist; Herndon Reston Field Hockey Coach. He is a retired law enforcement professional; Senior Operations Manager federal contractor; Adjunct Professor Of Criminal Justice.
9. Grace Han Wolf (independent/ incumbent)
Wolf, a resident of Herndon since 1999, is serving her third term on the Herndon Town Council.
She represents the town as advisory director on the Committee for Dulles Board of Directors and as a member of the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission. During her first term on the Town Council, Wolf chaired the town's Economic Development Task Force, which provided recommendations for growing the town's commercial base.
1. C.B. "Kelly" Burk (independent)
Burk is currently Vice-Mayor. She was re-elected to the Leesburg Town Council in the April 2012 Special Election and again in November 2014. She was elected Vice Mayor in January 2015.
Burk previously served on Town Council from 2004 to 2007. In November 2007, Burk was elected to represent the Leesburg District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. She served on the Board from 2008 through 2011. During her tenure with Loudoun County, she chaired the Board's Transportation and Land Use Committee.
2. David Butler (indendent/ incumbent)
Butler was appointed Mayor on February 8, 2016, to fill the vacancy in the position created by former Mayor Kristen Umstattd's election to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Prior to his election to Town Council in 2008, Butler was a member of the Leesburg Planning Commission, Utility Rate Advisory Committee and Standing Residential Traffic Committee. He also chaired the SE/SW Trails Committee during the summer and fall of 2006.
3. Kevin Wright (independent)
Wright served on the Leesburg Town Council from 2006 to 2014, after having previously served as chairman of the Leesburg Planning Commission. During his tenure on the Town Council he served as the Town's Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2012. He first became active in community service as a member of the Downtown Business Association and later served on the board of Leesburg Renaissance, which was the founding organization of the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival and Leesburg Hauntings. He currently works as a delivery manager for Cisco Systems
Leesburg Town Council
1. Ron Campbell (independent)
2. Thomas Dunn, II (independent/ incumbent)
Dunn was first elected to the Town Council on 2008. He holds a B.S. degree in Social Studies from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. He currently serves on, or is Council's liaison, to the following: Annexation Area Development Policy Committee; Dulles Area Transportation Association; Virginia Municipal League's Finance Committee.
3. Katie Sheldon Hammler (independent/ incumbent)
Hammler is running for a 4th term on the Leesburg Town Council, having been first elected in 2004. She was unanimously elected Vice Mayor, serving from July 2008 to June 2010. She is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. She currently serves on, or is Council's liaison to the following: Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission; Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Committee; Loudoun County's Night Time Economy Committee;
Annexation Area Development Policy Committee; Joint Task Force on Potential Efficiencies and Savings - Police/Sheriff Operations; Northern Virginia Regional Commission (Alternate);
Virginia Municipal League's Community and Economic Development Committee.
4. John Hilton (independent)
Hilton has lived in Leesburg for 3 years. He is a member of the town's Environmental Advisory Commission and the Loudoun County Board of Equalization. Professionally, he is a licensed Realtor at Century 21 New Millennium and is also involved in the insurance and newspaper industries.
5. Evan Macbeth (independent)
Macbeth has lived in Leesburg since 2006. He has been active in the local community as a member, and former Chair, of the Loudoun Democrats and candidate for Loudoun Treasurer. He has also served on the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science as well as the Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission. He has worked as an analyst, project manager, program manager, and department director at systems and technology companies.
6. Gwen Pangle (independent)
Pangle is the currently chairs the Leesburg Downtown Business Association and the Leesburg Economic Development Commission. She is former Chair of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® and Principal Broker of Pangle and Associations in Leesburg. She has lived and worked in Leesburg for 20 years.
7. Kenneth Reid (independent)
Reid is a former Leesburg District supervisor, and once served two terms on the Town Council. Reid won his first council term in 2006. In 2011, he defeated Kelly Burk, now Leesburg's vice mayor, for the Leesburg District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Reid did not run for re-election in 2015. Reid is an editor and publisher of Washington Information Source Co., a newsletter publisher and distributor of specialized manuals, books and electronic databases for pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies.
Loudoun County Question 1
Parks and Recreation Projects
Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $76,115,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design, construct and equip a recreation and community center in Ashburn, Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park in the Blue Ridge District, and other public park, recreational and community center facilities approved in the County's Capital Improvement Program?
Loudoun County Question 2
Public Safety Projects
Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $17,500,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design, construct and equip the expansion of the Leesburg Fire and Rescue Station (#20); and the costs to design, construct and equip the replacement of the Lovettsville Fire and Rescue Station (#12); and the costs of other public safety facilities approved in the County's Capital Improvement Program?
Loudoun County Question 3
Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $18,000,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design and construct improvements to Shellhorn Road; the costs to design and construct improvements at the intersection of Braddock Road and Supreme Drive/Summerall Drive; the costs to design and construct an interchange at Route 7 and Route 690; and the costs of other public road and transportation projects approved in the County's Capital Improvement Program?
Loudoun County Question 4
Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $233,070,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design, construct and equip ES-28, Dulles South Area Elementary School; the costs to design, construct and equip three classroom additions to six elementary schools in the Dulles North and South planning areas; the costs to design, construct and equip MS-7, Dulles South Area Middle School; the costs to design, construct and equip HS-9, Dulles South Area High School; and the costs of other public school facilities as requested by the Loudoun County School Board?
Manassas City Council
1. Rexford Parr, Jr. (democratic)
Parr worked for Didlake, Inc in a leadership position. The Manassas not-for-profit provides employment and community support for people with disabilities. He has served as Chairman of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce; President of the Rotary Club of Manassas; Chairman of the George Mason University Campus Advisory Board.
2. Pamela Sebesky (democratic)
Sebesky is a Licensed Practical Nurse. In 2010 she was elected to her first term on the school board. She has worked as an election officer at the Baldwin Precinct. She also served on the PTA, including as a president.
3. Mark Wolfe (democratic/ incumbent)
Wolfe is an incumbent and has lived in the City of Manassas for more than 24 years. He is the Owner/President of Air Distributing Company.
4. Theresa Coates Ellis (republican)
Ellis is the founder and owner of Tackle Management Corp., providing management and public relations services to local businesses and organizations. She moved to Manassas in 1987 after working in New Jersey and California for E.F. Hutton and Merril Lynch.
5. Ian Lovejoy (republican/ incumbent)
Lovejoy is an incumbent and has lived in the City of Manassas for seven years. Former and Current Council Responsibilities include: Chairman, Personnel Committee; Member, Land Use and Economic Development Committee; Member, Utility Commission Member; Airport Commission.
6. Jonathan Way (republican/ incumbent)
Way is Vice Mayor and has lived in the City of Manassas for 17 years. Prior to moving to Manassas, he had a 37-year career as a project and/or operations manager for various Exxon international affiliates in the U.S. and four overseas countries. He also served 6 years as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer.
7. Michael Youlen (independent)
Manassas City School Board
1. Scott Albrecht (independent/ incumbent)
In addition to currently serving on the Board, Albrecht is a program director.
2. Kim Jenkins-Bailey (independent)
She has lived in the City of Manassas for almost 10 years. Jenkins-Bailey served as a leader in community development as an AmeriCorps VISTA for three years revitalizing communities and helping enhance the quality of life throughout Manassas, in particular Georgetown South, where she lives.
3. Kristen Kiefer (independent/ incumbent)
In addition to currently serving on the Board, Kiefer served as president of the Baldwin Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), committee chair for Mayfield Intermediate School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), a participant in the 2015 MCPS Parent and Community Leadership Academy. According to her campaign website, she "partnered with the Manassas Public Schools through AmeriCorps, and Manassas City Neighborhood Services having carried the implementation of the Career Development Soft Skill Pilot Programming for alternative education."
4. Peter O'Hanlon (independent)
O'Hanlon is retired and has three years of college primarily in Biology and Organizational Management.
5. Suzanne Westre Seaberg (independent/ incumbent)
She is an incumbent on the Board. She has been a volunteer in the community over the past 15 years, including leadership roles in PTAs, Band Boosters, Gifted/Talented Advisory Committee, and Safe Schools Advisory Committee. She has served 3 years on the MCPS Education Foundation working with local community members and businesses.
6. Robyn R. Williams (independent)
Williams works in real estate and has been a teacher assistant volunteer. She worked on the Manassas City Public Schools Facility Alternatives Steering Committee (2012-2013); and is currently on the Haydon Elementar School PTA.
Manassas City Treasurer
1. Patricia Richie-Folks (democratic)
Richie Folks holds a degree in business administration. She has owned her own construction company, and has been Chair of the Manassas City Family Services Advisory Baord and as a member of the Prince William County Regional Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs.
2. Russell Harrison (republican)
Harrison is the Director of Government Relations for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers where he says he manages a $5-million budget. Harrison has served as a member of the Manassas Planning Commission and Electoral Board.
Manassas Park City Mayor
1. Jeanette Rishell (democratic)
Rishell represents Manassas Park on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), and also serves as one of its two representatives on the Board of Directors of the Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA).
2. F.C. "Frank" Jones, Jr. (independent/ incumbent)
Jones, the incumbent, is seeking a third term. Before serving as Mayor, Jones was a member of the Manassas Park School Board.
Middletown Town Council
1. Carolyn Aliff (independent/ incumbent)
Aliff is running for a second term. She was appointed to this office in June to fill the seat vacated by Mary Shull, who moved.
2. Gilbert Barrington (independent)
Harrington is a former council member.
3. Marshall Brown (independent)
Brown was once mayor of Middletown.
4. George Jay Smith (independent/ incumbent)
Smith is is an incumbent
5. Carole Snyder Jones (independent/ incumbent)
Jones is an incumbent
Stafford County School Board
1. Jamie Decatur (independent)
Decatur has a psychology degree. She served as the regional director at Gateway Counseling Center and oversaw the operation of three private day schools.
2. Dana Reinboldt (independent)
Reinboldt served on the School Board in the Griffis-Widewater seat from 2004 to 2015. She was defeated in 2015 and is trying to reclaim her seat.
Stephens City Town Council
1. Ronald Bowers (independent/ incumbent)
Bowers has served on Stephens City's Town Council since 1990.
2. Steven Happek (independent)
3. Joseph Hollis (independent/ incumbent)
4. Kelly Ann Thatcher (independent)
Winchester City Mayor
1. John Smith, Jr. (democratic)
Smith is the owner and partner of several businesses in town: Village Market Bistro and Village Square Restaurant & V2 Piano Bar.
2. Barry Deuel (republican)
Deuel is a busines owner in town. He also served on the School Board for the City of Winchester (1993-2012); including as Chairman of the board.