JAN 10TH 2017 Special Elections

Get to know these blue Virginia candidates

Virginia News and Actions Updates!!!

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CHERYL TURPIN

CHERYL TURPIN

HD-85 Virginia Beach

Ms. Turpin is an AP Environmental Science teacher in Virginia Beach, VA. She has been a public servant for over 20 years. She's running in a very purple district against Republican Rocky Holcomb.

Cheryl has been a long time member of both the Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association

She is currently a nominee for Teacher of the Year at Cox High School!

 

 

RYANT WASHINGTON

RYANT WASHINGTON

SD-22 Lynchburg & Area

Mr. Washington is a former Fluvanna Sheriff. He is running against republican attorney Mike Peake in a very red district.

EXCERPT FROM HIS FB BIO: Ryant L. Washington has served in law enforcement since 1990. He is the former Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff of Fluvanna County. Ryant also served as a Virginia State Trooper. His educational and training background consists of: a diploma in Business Administration from National Business College; student of the Criminal Justice Program at Piedmont Virginia Community College; and a Graduate of Executive Management Training at the National Sheriffs Institute. Courses on leadership at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service; and classes in the management of law enforcement agencies at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

JENNIFER McCLELLAN

JENNIFER McCLELLAN

SD-9 henrico & Richmond city

Ms. McClellan is running in Richmond City, opposed only by Libertarian candidate Corey Fauconier.

EXCERPT FROM HER BIO: Jennifer McClellan was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 71st District in 2005. She serves on the House Commerce & Labor, Courts of Justice, and Education Committees. She is Vice Chair of Operations for the House Democratic Caucus. Jennifer is a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and the Capital Region Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, the Virginia Crime Commission, and the Virginia Conflicts of Interest Advisory Council. Since 2008, she has served as a guest columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch during the General Assembly Session.