The next election in the City of Richmond will be a general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The polls will be open from 6AM to 7PM. Items on the ballot will be State Senate, House of Delegates and Circuit Court Clerk.
The area is split across 3 House of Delegates districts, all of which lack a certain drama: Manoli Loupassi (R-Incumbent) is running unopposed for House of Delegates District 68, Betsy Carr (D-Incumbent) is running unopposed for House of Delegates District 69, and Jennifer McClellan (D-Incumbent) is running unopposed in House of Delegates District 71.
The area is split across 2 State Senate districts. Don McEachin (D-Incumbent) is running unopposed in State Senate District 9. Refreshingly, the State Senate District 10 incumbent John Watkins (R) has a challenger in David Bernard (D).
Citywide, Bevill Dean (incumbent) is seeking a 3rd term as Circuit Court Clerk, with a challenge by Emmett J. Jafari. The Sept.29 issue of the Richmond Free Press has a piece differentiating the 2 candidates (emphasizing Dean’s experience). Previously a candidate for 8th district school board in 2000, sheriff in 2001, mayor in 2004 and sheriff in 2005, the tour bus operator Jafari has a video on Youtube for his current campaign: