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Republicans will select nominees for legislative elections Nov. 23

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Republicans will chose their nominees to replace state Sen. Robert Hurt and Del. Morgan Griffith--both of whom were elected to Congress,--on Nov. 23. Voters will cast ballots in firehouse primaries.

Already, four Republicans and a Democrat -- Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors Chairman Henry Davis Jr. -- are running to fill the seat vacated by Hurt.

The Republicans are: Pittsylvania Republican Committee Chairwoman Brenda Bowman, Franklin County nonprofit president Melvin Adams Sr., Bill Stanley, a Franklin County lawyer and the Republican committee chairman in the 5th Congressional District and Danville City Council member Fred Shanks, who owns a civil engineering, planning and surveying firm.

Voters from the district will cast ballots in Danville, Franklin, Campbell and Pittsylvania.

Greg Habeeb, a Salem lawyer and former Salem Republican chairman, is the only candidate so far to replace Griffith. Democrats have yet to field a candidate.

Voters from the district will cast ballots in Salem and Roanoke.

The state Board of Elections will certify the congressional results Nov. 22. Griffith (R-Salem), who defeated Rep. Rick Boucher, and Hurt (R-Pittsylvania), who defeated Rep. Tom Perriello in the 5th district, are expected to resign soon after.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will then set a pair of special elections to fill the two seats. The General Assembly returns for its 46-day session Jan. 12.

By Anita Kumar  | November 15, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, House of Delegates, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, State Senate  
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