2017 Elections

In Virginia, we have constitutionally-mandated elections every year. The 2016 elections just ended, but the 2017 elections are already in full swing!


In 2017 the following offices will be up for election:

» Governor
» Lieutenant Governor
» Attorney General
» All 100 House of Delegates seats
» Arlington County Board & Arlington School Board
» Alexandria Sheriff & Commonwealth’s Attorney
» Falls Church City Council

Election Day 2017 is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.


The Republican Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee voted to hold a primary to nominate candidates for statewide office (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General).

The primary will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The last day to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the primary is May 22nd. 17-year-olds may register and vote in the primary if they will turn 18 on or before 11/7/2017.


Updated May 5, 2017. This alphabetical list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate by the 8th District Republican Committee.

Current Candidates for Governor

These candidates are officially running for the Republican nomination for Governor. This list does not include candidates who have withdrawn.

» Ed Gillespie
» Corey Stewart
» Frank Wagner

Current Candidates for Lt. Governor

These candidates are officially running for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

» Glenn Davis
» Bryce Reeves
» Jill Vogel

Candidate for Attorney General

JOHN ADAMS is the presumptive Republican nominee for Attorney General. He became the presumptive nominee in March. (Rob Bell withdrew for family reasons in December, and Chuck Smith failed to qualify for the primary ballot.) Please visit
his website to learn more!

Fairfax County School Board Special Election

Jeanette Hough, one of two Republican-endorsed members of the Fairfax County School Board, has announced her resignation because her husband has taken a job overseas. The school board will set a date for a special election to fill out the remainder of her term, which runs through December 2019. We will have more details once they are available, but this much is clear – the school board has showcased a reckless disregard for fiscal responsibility and the will of the parents, opting to waste money on salary increases for themselves and introduce social experimentation into the school system. This will be a critical special election!