Albemarle County

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State Senate

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

Senate District 017

State Senator

Senate District 025

State Senator

  • Incumbent Senator Creigh Deeds is a lawyer in private practice who lives in Bath County with his wife, Siobhan. Senator Deeds has served as a member of the Senate of Virginia representing the 25th district since 2001.

    Senator Deeds is outspoken on mental health issues. His son committed suicide a short time after a mental health facility denied him a bed due to lack of space. Senator Deeds has used this tragic event to fight for mental health reform in the Commonwealth. He was the chief patron of Virginia’s “Megan’s Law” to protect children from sexual predators and also introduced legislation establishing the Amber Alert Program in Virginia. He has led the fight to conserve open spaces and our rural landscapes, while promoting efforts to plan for growth and protect our clean air, clean water, and natural environment. The Nature Conservancy and the Preservation Alliance of Virginia awarded him special recognition for his legislation to reinvigorate the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation.

    Elliott Harding is running as an independent candidate against Senator Deeds. Harding is the former chair of the Albemarle County Republican Committee. In 2015, he worked on Robert Tracci's campaign for Commonwealth's Attorney in Albemarle. Harding served as an attorney for The Monument Fund in their lawsuit against Charlottesville City Council for voting to remove Confederate statues in Charlottesville. 

    Creigh Deeds

    Incumbent Senator Creigh Deeds is a lawyer in private practice who lives in Bath County with his wife, Siobhan. Senator Deeds has served as a member of the Senate of Virginia representing the 25th district since 2001.

    Last updated: 2019-09-13

House of Delegates

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below House of Delegate races on your ballot.

House District 025

Delegate

  • Democratic candidate Jennifer Kitchen was born and raised in Augusta County and lives there with her husband and two school-age children. She has been very involved in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and has served as the Shenandoah Valley’s ticket chair for many years.

    Kitchen believes in increasing access to education by increasing teacher salaries and school funding. She supports renewable energy and opposes plans for natural gas pipeline construction through Virginia. Kitchen also supports ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and believes that everyone should have access to broadband and job opportunities.

    The 25th District is an open seat and Kitchen has two opponents. Republican Chris Runion is a small business owner from Rockingham. Runion is openly anti-choice and opposes gun violence prevention.

    The other candidate is Independent Janice Allen, whose platform when she ran for Congress back in 2008 showed that she is anti-choice, opposes gun violence prevention legislation and  clean energy initiatives. She also voiced anti-immigrant opinions by sharing that she supports closing the U.S./ Mexico border. Allen also opposed the Affordable Care Act.

    Because of her support for renewable energy, equal rights, and broadband access, Jennifer Kitchen is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Jennifer L. Kitchen

    Democratic candidate Jennifer Kitchen was born and raised in Augusta County and lives there with her husband and two school-age children. She has been very involved in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and has served as the Shenandoah Valley’s ticket chair for many years.

    Last updated: 2019-09-13

House District 057

Delegate

House District 058

Delegate

  • Democratic candidate Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn has been a dentist, small business owner, healthcare provider, and volunteer in the Commonwealth for over 30 years. Dr. Alcorn is committed to ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. She aims to increase state funding for public schools and increase teacher pay. She would also vote to bring fast, quality, affordable internet to all areas of Virginia.

    Her opponent is incumbent Republican Delegate Rob Bell. Bell was elected in 2001. Delegate Bell is staunchly anti-choice, and he even voted in favor of a bill requiring all women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound prior to having an abortion in 2012. He is also against increasing the minimum wage and did not support Medicaid expansion.

    Dr. Alcorn is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn

    Democratic candidate Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn has been a dentist, small business owner, healthcare provider, and volunteer in the Commonwealth for over 30 years. Dr. Alcorn is committed to ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.

    Last updated: 2019-09-13

House District 059

Delegate

  • Democrat
  • Democratic candidate Tim Hickey is an educator, husband, and father running to represent the people of Virginia's 59th District. Providing quality education for children from Pre-K to college and supporting vocational education for the jobs of the future is a major component of his campaign. Hickey would vote to expand access to quality, affordable health care and increase the minimum wage. He also wants to expand broadband internet to every corner of the district.

    Hickey is running against incumbent Republican Delegate Matt Fariss, who was elected in 2011. He is a conservative who opposes abortion access and refuses to support bills to improve the lives of LGBTQ Virginians. Fariss also opposes commonsense gun violence prevention reforms like universal background checks. Fariss voted against expanding Medicaid in Virginia to 400,000 low income individuals.

    Tim Hickey is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Tim Hickey

    Democratic candidate Tim Hickey is an educator, husband, and father running to represent the people of Virginia's 59th District. Providing quality education for children from Pre-K to college and supporting vocational education for the jobs of the future is a major component of his campaign.

    Last updated: 2019-09-13