Friday, November 8, 2013

Democrats and Republicans set dates to pick candidates for Northam’s seat

Lt. Governor-elect Ralph Northam

Lt. Governor-elect Ralph Northam

RICHMOND – As a result of Senator Ralph Northam’s successful election for Lieutenant Governor Tuesday night, the Virginia Sixth Senate Democratic District Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus on Saturday, November 16, 2013 between 10AM and 3PM for the sole purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the impending vacancy in Virginia’s Sixth Senate District.

The three Democrats are  vying for the nomination. Former Norfolk Delegate  Paula Miller who was redistricted out of her 87th district seat by the Republicans. She won a special election in 2004. VPAP shows her with cash on hand of $13,974.

Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. (D) just won reelection Tuesday. He has served in the 100th district since 2004. He represent the counties of Accomack and Northampton; Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part). His cash on hand is $122,470.

A political newcomer Andria McClellan served as Campaign Treasurer for Ralph Northam’s successful bid for Lieutenant Governor. Governor (now U.S. Senator) Mark Warner appointed her chair of the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board.

So far two Republicans have filed to run in a party canvass on Thursday, November 21st. Wayne Coleman is C.E.O. and owner of CV International, Inc. headquartered in the portion of Norfolk that encompasses that 6th district senate seat.  He has over forty years of private sector experience.

Richard Ottinger graduated from the College of William & Mary School of Law and is an attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP. He received the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2003.

According to VPAP as of November 8.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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November 9th, 2013 at 11:33 PM    

Andria not Andrea

Valerie Garner

November 9th, 2013 at 11:39 PM    

Thank you.

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