On September 4th two special elections were held to fill vacancies in the Senate of Virginia and the House of Delegates. In House District 45 (portions of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax County) Democrat Rob Krupicka won over 75% of the votes. His two opponents’ Libertarian Justin Malkin received over 3% and Republican Tim McGhee received over 20% of the votes. Krupicka has served on Alexandria City Council for over 9 years and has run for the House of Delegates in the past.
Current Delegate Kenny Alexander who serves in the 89th House District, handily won the Senate seat that belonged to long-time Senator Yvonne Miller who passed away on July 3rd of the this year. The election for Delegate Alexander’s House seat has not been scheduled, but is likely to be held after the November 6th election.
There is no shortage of interest in the 89th House District seat. To date three names have been floated; Lionell Spruill, Jr., son of current Delegate Lionell Spruill, former Norfolk City Council woman, Daun Hester and Yvonne Allmond, a Senior Vice President of Towne Bank. All three are Democrats; the Republican Party has not made a decision on if they will have a candidate.
The 85th House District will also be up for grabs next year, as Delegate Bob Tata has announced he will retire. Again, no shortage of interest. Patrick Salyer a member of the Virginia Beach School Board, Gary C. Byler the 2nd Congressional District Chairman and Scott Taylor a former Navy SEAL have all expressed interest in this seat.
Stay tuned as things continue to change in Virginia…