Francis Edwards runs to represent District 99 Virginia House of Delegates

Francis Edwards is running to represent District 99 this cycle. The seat is currently held by Republican Margaret Ransone. This seat was not challenged by a Democrat in the last cycle. The last time it was challenged by a Democrat was in 2011 when Ransone won by a daunting 7,976 vote margin out of 20,694 cast. Ransone is one of a few candidates not to have a challenger that has actually grown her support compared to her last contested race.

Cori Johnson runs to unseat Republican in District 97 Virginia House of Delegates.

Cori Johnson is running with the endorsement of the Democratic Party for District 97 in the Virginia House of Delegates Race this fall. Republican Chris Peace currently holds this post. The Republican was able to secure 15,144 votes in this race contested by a member of the Green Party who drew 4,076 votes in the last cycle. No Democratic candidate has run for this seat since the 2006 special election when Chris Peace first won this district in a narrow victory.

Democrat Sheila Bynum Coleman runs for District 62 Virginia House of Delegates seat.

Sheila Bynum Coleman is running for Democrats in District 62 Virginia House of Delegates race this fall. The seat is currently held by Republican Riley Ingram. In 2015, this seat was challenged by one of the Democratic candidates also running this year, Sheila Bynum-Coleman. Ingram won this seat by a 2,325 vote margin out of 12,153 votes cast in 2015. There is all kinds of opportunity in this district for sure.

Democrat Jennifer Carrol Foy wins Primary to represent District 2 in Virginia House of Delegates Race

Jennifer Carroll Foy won the Democratic Primary for the District 2 Virginia House of Delegates race this fall. The seat is currently held by Republican Mark Dudenhefer. A brisk primary appears to be the order of the day in this district. One of the 2 candidates this cycle did challenge Dudenhefer in 2015. Josh King's campaign fell short by just 125 votes. That is insanely close.

Retired educator Kimberly Anne Tucker scores big victory in District 81 Democratic primary for Virginia House of Delegates campaign.

Retired Educator, a cancer survivor, a military wife and mother, and a grassroots organizer won the  District 81  Democratic primary to challenge the seat currently held by Republican Barry Knight. A Green party candidate contested this race last cycle. No Democrat ran. The Republican won by 3,062 votes. That said, the Republican only drew 5,429 votes in that last election. For some context, Kimberly Anne drew 2,309 votes in just a  primary last Tuesday. That means the district is not well organized for the Republican and ought to be a prime target for flipping if we rally around Kimberly Anne's campaign.

Dr. Dawn Adams wins District 68 Democratic Primary for Virginia House of Delegates.

Dr. Dawn Adams bested two other candidates in the Democratic Primary for the District 68 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates race. The seat is currently held by Republican Manoli Loupassi. This seat was challenged by a Democrat and an Independent in the last cycle. In the last cycle, Loupassi won by a daunting 6,298 vote margin out of 25,616 cast. 

Farmer and small businesswoman Tia Walbridge wins Democratic primary in District 33 Virginia House of Delegates race.

Tia Walbridge won the District 33 Democratic primary for the Virginia House of Delegates race this fall.  Republican Dave LaRock currently holds this seat. There was a Democratic and a Libertarian challenger in the last cycle. Despite the competition, it does appear that LaRock scored a resounding victory with a margin of 4,704 votes out of 20,027 cast in the district.

Airforce veteran Rebecca Colaw wins District 64 Democratic primary for the Virginia House of Delegates race.

Rebecca Colaw won a primary against 2 others to secure the District 64 nomination to represent Democrats on the ballot in this fall's Virginia House of Delegates election. The seat is currently held by Republican Rick Morris. He is not running this cycle even though he ran uncontested last cycle. Rebecca's opponent will be Emily Brewer. In 2015 Morris drew 15,208 votes in that uncontested race. This seat is wide open this year. Should be a fun race to follow.

Healthcare professional Melissa Dart wins District 56 Democratic nomination for Virginia House of Delegates.

Melissa Dart won the Democratic primary in District 56 Virginia House of Delegates race. Republican Peter Farrell currently holds this seat. There has not been a Democratic challenger since 2009. Farrell drew 15,126 votes in this uncontested race the last cycle. Farrell has decided not to seek reelection for this district. That means Dart will be facing Republican Paul Maguire in the fall election.

Sheep farmer Tia Walbridge wins Democratic primary in District 33 Virginia House of Delegates race.

Tia Walbridge won the District 33 Democratic primary for the Virginia House of Delegates race this fall.  Republican Dave LaRock currently holds this seat. There was a Democratic and a Libertarian challenger in the last cycle. Despite the competition, it does appear that LaRock scored a resounding victory with a margin of 4,704 votes out of 20,027 cast in the district.

Elizabeth Guzman wins District 31 Democratic primary in Virginia House of Delegates campaign.

Elizabeth Guzman wins District 31 Democratic Primary for the Virginia House of Delegates campaign. The seat is currently held by Republican Scott Lingamfelter. A brisk primary appears to be the order of the day in this district. One of the 3 candidates this cycle did challenge Lingamfelter in 2015. The Democrat's campaign fell short by only 1,219 votes out of 17,793 in the last campaign.

Kelly Fowler wins District 21 Democratic primary for Virginia House of Delegates campaign.

Kelly Fowler won her primary to represent the Democrats in the District 21 Virginia House of Delegates race this fall. The seat is currently held by Republican Ron Villanueva. This seat was challenged by a Democrat in the last cycle, however, the 2 declared Democrats appear to be first-time candidates. Villanueva won this seat by a margin of 1,533 votes out of only 11,157 cast.

Danica Roem defeats three candidates in Democratic primary for District 13 Virginia House of Delegates race.

Danica Roem defeated three other candidates in the District 13 Democratic primary to compete against Republican Bob Marshall in this fall's Virginia House of Delegates race. This seat went contested in 2015. The Republican won by just 1,557 votes in the last cycle. It is great to see so many people stepping up to challenge a seat like this.

Sheila Crowley picks up the Democratic banner in District 98 Virginia House of Delegates race.

Democrats have a candidate contesting District 98 this fall. Republican Keith Hodges currently holds this post. The Republican was able to secure 15,039 votes in this uncontested race in the last cycle. No Democratic candidate had run for this seat since the 2011 election when Hodges first won this district. Republicans have held this seat since at least 1982.

Democrat Tracy Carver steps up in red District 59 in Virginia House of Delegates race.

Democrat Tracy Carver is contesting District 59 this fall. Republican Matt Fariss currently holds this post. The Republican was able to secure only 9,312 votes in this uncontested district the last cycle. 2011 was the last race contested for this seat. The position was held by an Independent since 2001, that same Independent was a Democrat who held the seat since the 1985 election.

I am not sure what motivated the change, but the extremely low turnout coupled with the short history of explicit Republican support should make this district reachable by a Democratic campaign here.