Delegates to the Virginia House in every district (100 seats).
There are 100 House districts in Virginia, so I will not try to list all candidates, but I'll get the ones in the Northern Virginia region. Bolded districts are key competitive races.
If you are unsure of your district, check your voter registration card or visit congress.org, click the "State Officials" near the top on the left side and enter your zipcode and plus four to find out your own district and current elected representatives in each office. Alternatively, you can check vote-smart.org and enter your zipcode and plus four to get the same information.
13th District (where I live; lots of South central Loudon county and the North-Western 2/3rds of Prince William county):
- Bruce Roemmelt (D) - a moderate Democract, veteran, retired fire-fighter, and educator.
- Bob Marshall (R) - an extremist infiltrator, posing as a Republican, but working only two issues: Delegate Marshall wants to make all methods for preventing pregnancy (aside from abstinence) illegal, and he wants to make it illegal for any two members of the same sex to sign any contract together. Additional information at bobmustgo.org (has details of all of Bob's legislation and his voting record).
28th District (part of Fauquier county):
- Bill Howell (R) - wow, nearly all of his contributers are rich folks
- No one running against Howell? Perhaps this is democracy after all...
31st District (part of Fauquier county):
32nd District (Eastern Loudon county):
- David Poisson (D) Delegate Dick Black is radical extremist in a moderately safe district, but this is the Delegate that shipped pink plastic fetus keychains to all the members of the VA House in 2003. David Poisson faces an uphill battle. Many groups have put resources and money into defeating Black with no success.
- Dick "Baby-Pesticides" Black (R) - this guy is infamous for saying that ordinary birth control pils are baby pesticides! He is one of the two most ineffective legistaltors in the country (the other being Bob Marshall). It would be better if the 32nd had no delegate at all than any more time with Dick Black embarrasing them.
- Joe T. May (R)
- Running unopposed, well - at least May has decent tax sense.
- Vincent F. Callahan (R) - unoppsed?
35th District (Fairfax):
- Stephen Shannon (D) Shannon won by a narrow margin in VA in 2003. This session, he has taken a lot of heat from conservatives on his tax votes. He's a young guy and known to be a very hard worker. Republicans will target this race, but he'll have the advantage of money and support from Governor Warner, and some moderate business leaders.
- Jim Hyland (R)
36th District (Reston):
37th District (Fairfax):
- David Bulova (D) This open seat will be one of the hottest races in VA. A moderately Republican seat that Chap Peterson (who retired to run unsuccessfully for Lt. Gov.) has won with hard work.
- Scott McPherson (L)
- John Mason (R)
- Dan Haugh (I-Green)
38th District (Fairfax/Annandale):
39th District (Fairfax):
- Vivian Watts (D) Strong, community minded Delegate
- Richard (Rick) Herron (I-Green)
- Michael Meunier (R) rediculously accusing Delegate Watts of racism for addressing her constituents and community with the phrase "one of our own" - which is about community, not race. Michael owes Vivian an apology!
41st District (Fairfax):
- Dave Marsden (D) Republican Delegate Dillard's chosen candidate is his former legislative aide David Marsden who has changed parties to run as a Democrat.
- Michael Golden (R) in 2003 Michael Golden was independent and managed to score 27% of the vote as an independent challanger to Republican incumbent Delegate Dillard. Is this a case of two Republicans facing off?
42nd District (Sourthern Fairfax county, Rolling Road):
- Greg Werkheiser (D) Greg Werkheiser will oppose David Albo in Springfield and Mount Vernon in 2005. A young guy with very good progressive ideals in a tough district. This will be one of the most targeted races in VA.
- Dave Albo (R) he only got 8,943 votes in an uncontested 2003 election!
43rd District (Southern Fairfax county, Virginia Hills):
- Mark Sickles (D) Sickles won with 53% in 2003 in a district that leans slightly Democratic. His likely challenger is the same guy that sued Bill Clinton on behalf of Paula Jones. Expected to be a tough and nasty race, but also one that's rooted in strong volunteer effort.
- Ron Grignol (R)
44th District (Mount Vernon):
- Kris Amundson (D) This race will feature 4 candidates in the general election: a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian, and an Independent. It is unclear at this time from whose base the Libertarian and Independent candidates will draw.
- Glenda (Gail) Parker (I-Green)
- Marianne Volpe (L) - can't find her website
- Greg Scoma (R)
45th District (Alexandria):
46th District (Alexandria):
47th District (Arlington):
48th District (Arlington):
49th District (Alexandria):
50th District (Manassas Park):
- Donald Shuemaker (D) I went to the Prince William County 100 sponsored debates between the candidates for the 13th and 50th districts. I was very impressed with both Shuemaker and Parrish. Manassas Park will be in good hands either way and I hope that win or lose, this young guy (Shuemaker) will continue his impassioned career as a public servant.
- Harry Parrish (R) I like Harry Parrish, and I presume he may win again, though he is beginning to sound out of touch with his denial that his party has been over-run with extremists and Republicans in name only. On the whole he is still a good candidate.
51st District (Southern Prince William county):
52nd District (Woodbridge):
- Hilda Barg (D) Hilda Barg will be facing off against the VERY conservative Delegate Jeff Frederick in Woodbridge. Another hot election because of Barg's experience in the community.
- Jeff Frederick (R) This guy makes my moderate Republican friends sick because he's so extreme.
53rd District (Falls Church):
67th District (Fairfax and Loudon counties, South Riding):
- Chuck Caputo (D)
- Chuck Eby (L) - Chuck Eby is the real anti-tax candidate in this race.
- Chris Craddock (R) - a neo-con social theocrat imposter, posing as a Republican and trying to hide behind a fictional anti-tax agenda, this clown managed to beat Delegate Gary Reese in the primary - which is a shock, as Delegate Reese was a moderate Republican with strong credentials and who had earned high respect from many people on both sides of the fence. Before you vote for this guy, check his biggest contributers (Pat Robertson and Rich DeVos) out first.