Senate Democrats Announce Nominees in a Record Breaking Thirty-Five Contested Districts

Richmond--Senate Democrats are proud to announce a record breaking thirty-five Senate districts will be contested in the 2019 General Election. 

Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw stated: “With primary season behind us, we turn our sights to November. We could not be more excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Democrats are poised and ready to take back the majority in the Virginia Senate so we can get to work on the common sense agenda that everyday Virginians deserve. From expanding access to affordable healthcare to increasing investments in public education, tackling common sense gun reform once and for all or standing for a woman’s right to choose, we are ready to lead.”

“The Senate Democratic Caucus is excited to support excellent candidates in a record breaking thirty-five districts across our great Commonwealth,” said Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke. “Our candidates are a reflection of our communities: they are educators, veterans, small business owners, and community leaders. We’re also proud to have a record sixteen women running for Senate. Senate Republicans have proven time and time again to be out of touch with our Virginia values so if we can’t change their minds, we’ll have to change their seats.”


Following the primaries, the full slate of 2019 Democratic candidates for the Virginia Senate are:

District 1: Senator Monty Mason

District 2: Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke

District 3: Herb Jones

District 4: Stan Scott

District 5: Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr.

District 6: Senator Lynwood Lewis

District 7: Delegate Cheryl Turpin

District 8: Missy Cotter Smasal

District 9: Senator Jennifer McClellan

District 10: Ghazala Hashmi

District 11: Amanda Pohl

District 12: Delegate Debra Rodman

District 13: Delegate John Bell

District 15: Virginia Smith

District 16: Joe Morrissey

District 17: Amy Laufer

District 18: Senator Louise Lucas

District 19: Flo Ketner

District 21: Senator John Edwards

District 22: Dakota Claytor

District 24: Annette Hyde

District 25: Senator Creigh Deeds

District 26: April Moore

District 27: Ronnie Ross

District 28: Qasim Rashid

District 29: Senator Jeremy McPike

District 30: Senator Adam Ebbin

District 31: Senator Barbara Favola

District 32: Senator Janet Howell

District 33: Senator Jennifer Boysko

District 34:Senator Chap Peterson

District 35: Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw

District 36: Senator Scott Surovell

District 37: Senator Dave Marsden

District 39: Senator George Barker

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