Virginia Primary 2017 Rundown

by | Jun 12, 2017 | POLITICS

Despite Virginia’s gubernatorial race taking place during a non-presidential year, the ballot is packed and the competition is tight for the primary election, which takes place Tuesday, June 13. Candidates vying for governor, lieutenant governor and several seats in the Virginia House of Delegates will be on the ballot.

Here is a rundown of who is on the ballot, some of GayRVA.com’s and RVA Mag’s coverage of the candidates and where you can vote. Check it out below:

Statewide elections:

2017 June Democratic Primary, governor

2017 June Republican Primary, governor

2017 June Democratic Primary, lieutenant governor

2017 June Republican Primary, lieutenant governor

GayRVA sat down with both Democratic candidates on the governor ballot, current Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello to press them on issues facing the LGBTQ community.

All three Republican candidates, including frontrunner Ed Gillespie, condemned transgender individuals and their use of the bathroom. 

On the other side, both Democratic candidates Northam and Perriello disagreed and said they’d veto any anti-LGBTQ legislation. 

Rep. Gillespie, and Democrats Northam and Perriello all condemned the torch-lit march protesting the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville last month.

Stewart, on the other hand, has been a staunch supporter for the monuments and Confederate symbols.

Del. Glenn Davis (Virginia Beach), a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, took time recently to chat with RVA Mag and give us a tour of his infamous Mellow Yellow RV. He gave his views on the monument controversy, how his party is reaching the younger community, and his thoughts on Trump.  

The deadline to register to vote has already passed, but you can check your registration status here

You can find your polling place at the official government website here or if that’s too formal for you, there’s also Your Fucking Polling Place. It’ll tell you where to go to vote and what’s on your ballot with cleverly inserted f-bombs.

So get out there tomorrow, June 13, and VOTE!

 

 

Lana Ferguson

Lana Ferguson

Lana recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. She served as editor-in-chief for the university newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, her final year there. She is a Mechanicsville native, but her work has taken her all over the United States' Southern region, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Sri Lanka. When Lana's not in the office or on an interview, she's probably with her black lab Cooper, eating local food, or seeking adventure elsewhere.




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