Virginia’s primary election is this Tuesday, June 9. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Voters will go to the polls to select nominees for State Senate, House of Delegates as well as some local races across the state.
The following candidates on Thursday’s ballot are running in districts that cover parts of Hampton Roads.
8th District Republican Primary
The office is currently held by Jeffrey L. McWaters. He announced earlier this year he would not be seeking re-election. Virginia’s eighth Senatorial District is roughly the eastern half of the City of Virginia Beach, extending in the north from the Lesner Bridge through the city and south to the courthouse area, then through Pungo to the Atlantic Ocean.
14th District Republican Primary
The 14th Senatorial District represents parts of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County and Franklin.
79th District Democratic Primary
The 79th House of Delegates District represents parts of Norfolk and Portsmouth.
Johnny Joannou – Incumbent
Joannou has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 1998.
He is an attorney at Joannou & Associates in Portsmouth.
Heretick served on Portsmouth City Council from 2005-2012
First non-physician elected President of the Virginia Board of Medicine
He is an attorney, concentrating in corporate and commercial litigation