The election for Virginia Beach City Council District 6 takes place on November 8, 2022. Prior to the 2022 election, Virginia Beach City Council had seven residential district seats and four at-large seats. This is the first city council election with ten residential districts. Richard Kowalewitch (R), Cat Porterfield (I), and Worth Remick (I) will face incumbent Linwood Branch (R). Branch previously served on city council from 1992-2002, and was appointed to serve again in 2021. He currently holds the Virginia Beach City Council Lynnhaven District seat.Worth Remick is an Independent candidate who works as a licensed realtor for over thirty years. Remick earned a bachelor's degree from Hampden-Sydney College and is a member on several community boards including the Board of Directors for the Virginia African American Cultural Center and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. Remick’s political priorities are few but include creating high paying jobs, diversifying the economy and “making Virginia Beach a place where our children can live, work and play.” Not much information was found on his policy points.
Worth Remick is campaigning against candidates Richard Kowalewitch, Linwood Branch, and Cat Porterfield.
Small business owner Richard Kowalewitch campaigns as a Republican candidate in this year’s race. Passionate about exposing corruption in office, Kowalewitch previously ran for Virginia Beach Mayor in 2020. He aided in trying to change the Virginia Code 3100 Section from a Class 1 Misdemeanor to a Class 5 Felony and helped to orchestrate the fight against light rail. With his platform Kowalewitch plans to repair the stormwater infrastructure, fix Virginia Beach spending, and fully staff the police department.
Republican candidate Linwood Branch served as a member of the Virginia Beach city council from 1992 to 2002. Branch also performed as a commissioner for the Virginia Beach Development Authority. Branch works as a business owner and serves in several community organizations, such as the Chair of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Tax. Branch’s mission is to prioritize public safety, commit to flooding mitigation projects, pursue economic growth, and increase public engagement.
Cat Porterfield is a former journalist and current podcast co-host running as an Independent in this year’s race. Inspired to run after seeing citizens attempt to communicate with elected leaders about struggles, Porterfield aims to center the public, listening to their solutions to issues impacting Virginia Beach. She prioritizes the flooding issues, planning to urge the city to stop developing wetlands, prevent development that diverts water to neighboring properties and avoid sacrificing old growth trees.
Worth Remick is the progressive choice for District 6 because of his dedication to creating high paying jobs and diversifying the economy.