June 8, 2016 •
Virginia Senate District 5 Special Election Dates Announced
A special election will be held on November 8 to fill a vacancy in the state Senate.
Sen. Kenny Alexander left the seat after being elected mayor of Norfolk on May 3. Alexander’s election, however, occurred too late to hold a primary for his replacement on the regular June 14 date. The governor, therefore, has given parties until July 15 to name their candidates.
Democrats will hold an unassembled caucus in Chesapeake and Norfolk on July 9, while it is unclear if Republicans will nominate a candidate. Del. Joe Lindsey and Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. are running to replace Alexander.
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