Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 11 Democratic Primary candidate lineup

(Top left) Aneesh Chopra, (right) Sen. Ralph Northam, (Bottom left) Justin Fairfax, (right) Sen. Mark Herring

(Top left) Aneesh Chopra, (right) Sen. Ralph Northam, (Bottom left) Justin Fairfax, (right) Sen. Mark Herring

On Tuesday June 11 four statewide candidates will be hoping you vote for them. Democrats say they are all viable candidate who will give Republicans quite a challenge.

The Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe has no opponent. However, the Lieutenant Governor primary candidates are Senator Virginia Senator Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra and the Attorney General primary candidates Justin Fairfax and Virginia Senator Mark Herring.

In Roanoke City there is also a Democratic Primary for sheriff between Tim Allen and Joe Bush. Here is a description and interview of all candidates. Take the links for more information.

Aneesh Chopra for LG has not held elective office but has served as the Secretary of Technology under Governor Tim Kaine and was appointed Chief Technology Officer by President Obama. He says his focus will be on taking full advantage of all the federal government has to offer. “That requires a leader,” he said. READ MORE CLICK HERE.

Sen. Ralph Northam for LG is a retire Army Major who served in Desert Storm. Upon his return from treating soldiers injured in Desert Storm, Northam began practicing pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk. He was elected to the Senate in 2007. He was endorsed by The Washington PostREAD MORE CLICK HERE.

The successful LG primary candidate will face Bishop E. W. Jackson in the November 5 general election.

Justin Fairfax for AG, 34 set aside his career as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia to run for the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s Attorney General. The Washington Post in their endorsement of Fairfax stated he “combines an agile and impressive command of the issues with a prosecutor’s passion for justice.” READ MORE CLICK HERE.

Sen. Mark Herring for AG is the Principal of the law firm Herring & Turner, P.C., working in the areas of business and corporate matters, land use and zoning, civil litigation, and municipal law. He would work to implement universal background checks on gun purchases, work to implement the Affordable HealthCare Act and protect voting rights. READ MORE CLICK HERE.

The successful AG primary candidate will face Sen. Mark Obenshain in the November 5 general election.

For information on the Roanoke City Sheriff Democratic Primary candidates, Tim Allen and Joe Bush CLICK HERE. The successful Sheriff primary candidate will face incumbent Octavia Johnson in November.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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