There are 4 local races and a Proposition on the ballot this Tuesday

11/05/2017 8:14 PM by

At the top of the ballot, you get have Ralph S. Northam (D), Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie (R), and Clifford D. Hyra (Libertarian) running for governor. Justin E. Fairfax (D) and Jill H. Vogel (R) are your candidates for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark R. Herring (D) and John D. Adams (R) want to be Attorney General. You know this already, yes?

There are 4 local races (5 for the folks in Northside) and a Proposition on the ballot. This is the good stuff, y’all…

  1. Depending on whether you live in the 70th or 71st District, you also get to vote for Delores McQuinn or Jeff M. Bourne running unopposed for the House of Delegates. Okay, that’s kind of boring. Decent folks with known track record, in gerrymandered districts.
  2. Michael N. Herring is running unopposed for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Wait, that’s boring, too. It gets better, I promise.
  3. There are *4* candidates for Sheriff:
    • Antionette V. Irving has been tilting at Sheriff Woody for years, and finally won the Democratic primary this year. Irving grew up in Creighton Court, has a 26+ year career in the Henrico Sheriff’s Office, was the first woman to be promoted to the rank of Major in the Henrico Sheriff’s Office, has a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Northcentral University, and .
    • Nicole Jackson is running as an Independent candidate. Jackson is a veteran of the United States Army, and has been working in law enforcement since 1995 with the Richmond City Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Police Department. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Strayer University.
    • Emmett Johnson Jafari is also on the ballot. Jafari has previously unsuccessfully run for the 8th district school board seat in 2000, sheriff in 2001, mayor in 2004, sheriff in 2005, and clerk of the court in 2011 and 2014 (his best, with 22% of the vote). His Facebook page does not specify his qualifications.
    • Sgt. Carol Adams is running as a write-in candidate. Career includes work in both Richmond City Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Police Department. She sounds kind of amazing.
  4. There are *3* candidates for Treasurer:
  5. PROPOSITION A, as described by K.Burnell Evans at, would “would give Mayor Levar Stoney six months to develop a fully funded plan for overhauling the division’s outdated facilities without raising taxes to pay for it, or declare the feat impossible.” I think we all already know that this is impossible, but ok.

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