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KEY DATES

May 8, 2021:
REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

June 8, 2021:
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

November 2, 2021:
GENERAL ELECTION

GOVERNOR

Blanding, Princess (I)

Born in Newburgh, NY; educated at Morgan State University (B.S., Biology), and also holds an M.Ed. in K-12 Education & Supervision, and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership; Teacher; Advocate; sister of Marcus David Peters; candidate of the new Liberation Party; mother of three; currently resides in Middlesex Co.

www.princessblanding.com

 

Carroll Foy, Jennifer (D)

Born in Petersburg, VA (1981); educated at Virginia Military Institute (B.A.), Virginia State University (M.A.), and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D.); Public Defender; former magistrate judge; former Member of the House of Delegates (2017-2020); married to Jeff, mother of two; currently resides in Woodbridge.

www.jennifercarrollfoy.com

 

Carter, Lee (D)

Born in Elizabeth City, NC (1987); IT Specialist; served in the United States Marine Corps (2006-2011), completing tours in both the Middle East and the Mediterranean; member of the Democratic Socialists of America; father of two; currently resides in Manassas. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-50): 2018-

www.carterforvirginia.com

 

Chase, Amanda (R)

Born in Sheffield, AL (1969); educated at Virginia Tech (B.S., Business); Small Business Owner, Financial Services; Political Campaign Grassroots Management Business; worked as a staffer for Congressman Dave Brat; married to Michael, mother of four. Member of the Senate (SD-11): 2016-

www.chase4va.com

 

Cox, Kirk (R)

Born in Petersburg, VA (1957); educated at James Madison University (B.S., Political Science; B.S., General Social Science); Teacher (retired); former Majority Leader of the House (2010-2018); former Speaker of the House (2018-2020); married to Julie, father of four; currently resides in Colonial Heights. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-66): 1990-

www.kirkcox.com

 

de la Pena, Sergio (R)

Born in Mexico; educated at University of Iowa (B.S.) and U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (M.A.); Independent Consultant; served in the U.S. Army, Air Defense and Foreign Area officer; appointed to help oversee the Western Hemisphere at the Pentagon (Trump Administration); married to Vanessa, father to five; currently resides in Virginia.

www.sergiodelapena.com

 

Doran, Peter (R)

Born in Arizona; educated at Barrett Honors College (B.A.) and Georgetown University (M.A. from School of Foreign Service); Chairman, Let’s Win, Virginia; former CEO of Center for European Policy Analysis; published author; married to Charlotte; currently resides in Arlington.

www.peterdoran.org

 

Fairfax, Justin (D)

Born in Pittsburgh, PA (1979); educated at Duke University (B.A., Public Policy) and Columbia University (J.D.); Attorney; former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit; served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force; former member of the Columbia Law Review; former candidate for Virginia Attorney General (2013); married to Dr. Cerina Fairfax, father of two. Lieutenant Governor of Virginia: 2017-

www.justinfairfax.com

 

Johnson, Octavia (R)

Born in Elk Creek, VA; educated at Wytheville Community College (A.A.S., Police Science); elected as Sheriff of Roanoke City (2005-2013), the first Black American and Black woman to hold the office; former candidate for House of Delegates (2014); married to Mark Neese (deceased); currently resides in Roanoke.

www.octaviajohnson.com

 

McAuliffe, Terry (D)

Born in Syracuse, NY (1957); educated at Catholic University (B.A.) and Georgetown University (J.D.); Entrepreneur; former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (2001-2005); founder of the Voting Rights Institute (2001); former Chair of the National Governors Association (2016-2017); served as the 72nd Governor of Virginia (2014-2018); married to Dorothy, father of five; currently resides in McLean.

www.terrymcauliffe.com

 

McClellan, Jennifer (D)

Born in Petersburg, VA (1972); educated at University of Richmond (B.A.) and University of Virginia (J.D.); Attorney; former Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia; first pregnant Virginia Delegate to participate in a legislative Session; headed the transition team for Governor Terry McAuliffe (2013); former Member of the House of Delegates (2006-2017); current Vice Chairwoman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus; married to David, mother of two; currently resides in Richmond. Member of the Senate: 2017-

www.jennifermcclellan.com

 

Snyder, Pete (R)

Born in 1972; educated at the College of William and Mary (B.A.); Entrepreneur & Marketing Executive; founder of New Media Strategies (sold 2007), and Disruptor Capital (2012-present); Chairman of VA Victory 2012; former candidate for Lieutenant Governor (2013); married to Burson, father of one; currently resides in Charlottesville.

www.petesnyder.com

 

Youngkin, Glen (R)

Born in Virginia (1967); educated at Rice University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering; B.A., Managerial Studies) and Harvard Business School (MBA), as a Baker Scholar; Private Equity Management, The Carlyle Group (retired); serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Business School; Co-Founder of the Virginia Ready Initiative; married to Suzanne, father of four; currently resides in Northern Virginia.

www.youngkinforgovernor.com

 

Lieutenant Governor

Ahluwalia, Puneet (R)

Born in India; educated at Delhi University (B.A.); International Business Consultant (multiple DC firms); former 10th District Representative, RPV State Central Committee; former business partner of Governor George Allen; married to Nadia, father of three; currently resides in McLean.

www.puneetforlg.com

 

Allen, Lance (R)

Born in Georgia (1988); educated at University of the Incarnate Word (MASIS) and George Washington University (MBA); Director, Strategic Engagement, CACI International; served in the United States Air Force (2006-2016); married to Meredith, father of two; currently resides in Marshall.

www.lanceforva.com

 

Ayala, Hala (D)

Born in Alexandria, VA (1973); educated at University of Phoenix (A.S.); Cyber Security Specialist; past employment includes Department of Homeland Security; one of the first Latinx delegates elected to the House; mother of two; currently resides in Lake Ridge. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-51): 2018-

www.halaforvirginia.com

 

Davis, Glenn (R)

Born in Norfolk, VA (1973); educated at George Mason University, and the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s Program; CEO, Telecommunications Management Firm; former Member of the Virginia Beach City Council (2009-2013); former candidate for Lieutenant Governor (2016); married to Chelle; currently resides in Virginia Beach. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-84): 2013-

www.davisforlg.com

 

Hugo, Tim (R)

Born in Norfolk, VA (1963); educated at William & Mary (B.A.), later received the Kodak Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; served in the U.S. Army Reserve (1990-1998); Executive Director of the Free File Alliance; past employment as a Congressional staffer; former Member of the House of Delegates in HD-40 (2003-2020) married to Paula, father of four; currently resides in Clifton.

www.timhugo.com

 

Levine, Mark (D)

Born in Nashville, TN (1966); educated at Harvard College (A.B., Economics), Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland (Fulbright Scholarship, 1989), and Yale Law School (J.D.); Attorney; past employment includes Nazi hunter, Jewish historian, and inner-city schoolteacher; early and prominent national advocate for marriage equality in the U.S.; served as chief legislative counsel to Barney Frank; former Congressional candidate (2014); currently resides in Alexandria. Member of the House of Delegates: 2016-

www.levineforvirginia.com

 

McClellan, Andria (D)

Born in Virginia Beach, VA; educated at University of Virginia, then the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Management Program); Business and Philanthropic Leader; former Chair of the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board (appointed by Governor Mark Warner, 2003-2005); former Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia (2014-2015); married to Mike, mother of three; currently resides in Norfolk; Current Member of the Norfolk City Council: 2016-

www.andriaforvirginia.com

 

Perryman, Sean (D)

Born in New York, NY (1987); educated at Baruch College (B.A., Political Science) and Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.); Tech, AI, and D&I Policy, the Internet Association; immediate past President, Fairfax County NAACP; served under Congressman Elijah Cummings as counsel and investigator on the House Oversight Committee; father of one; currently resides in Fairfax.

www.perrymanforvirginia.com

 

Rasoul, Sam (D)

Born in Warren, OH (1981); educated at Roanoke College (BBA) and Hawaii Pacific University (MBA); Small Business Owner, Healthcare Consultant, Business Consultant; served on the Virginia Defense Force (2007-2008); former Congressional candidate (2008); campaign staff one of first this election cycle to unionize; married to Layaly, father of three; currently resides in Roanoke. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-11): 2014-

www.sam4va.com

 

Rigler, Maeve (R)

Attorney; Business Executive; former Congressional candidate (2000); currently resides in Alexandria.

www.maeveforvirginia.com

 

Sears, Winsome (R)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica (1964); educated at Old Dominion University (B.A., English) and Regent University (M.A., Organizational Leadership); Small Business Owner, Electric/Plumbing/Repair; served in the United States Marine Corps (1983-1986); first Black Republican, female veteran, and immigrant woman elected to the House; former Member of the House of Delegates (2002-2004); former Congressional candidate (2004); married to Terence, mother of three; currently resides in Winchester.

www.winsomesears.com

 

Warren, Xavier (D)

Born in Danville, VA (1988); educated at Hampton University and Georgetown University (MPS, Sports Management; Non-Profit Lobbyist; NFL Player Agent; currently resides in Arlington.

www.xavierforvirginia.com

 

Attorney General

Haley, Leslie (R)

Educated at West Virginia University (B.A. & J.D.); Attorney; served as Senior Assistant Ethics Counsel to the Virginia State Bar for over a decade; previously worked in business development with Philip Morris, U.S.A.; current Chair of the Greater Richmond Partnership; married to Joe, mother of two; currently resides in Midlothian; Member of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors: 2015-

www.haleyforag.com

 

Herring, Mark (D)

Born in Johnson City, TN (1961); educated at University of Richmond (B.A., Foreign Affairs and Economics; M.A., Foreign Affairs) and University of Richmond (J.D.); Attorney; former Town Attorney for Lovettsville (1992-1999); served on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (2000-2003); former Member of the Senate, 33rd District (2006-2014); filed brief in federal lawsuit asking the Virginia Marriage Amendment to be struck down; took the case for Obamacare to the U.S. Supreme Court; married to Laura, father of two; currently resides in Northern Virginia. Attorney General of Virginia: 2014-

www.herringforag.com

 

Jones, Jay (D)

Born in Norfolk, VA (1989); educated at the College of William & Mary (B.A., History; B.A., Government) and University of Virginia (J.D.); Attorney; son of Jerrauld C. Jones and Lyn Simmons (both seated Virginia judges); holds the same House seat his father held from 1988-2002; married to Mavis; currently resides in Norfolk. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-89): 2017-

www.jayjones.vote

 

Miyares, Jason (R)

Born in Greensboro, NC (1976); educated at James Madison University (B.B.A.) and the College of William & Mary School of Law (J.D.); Attorney; former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach; served as Congressman Scott Rigell’s campaign manager, and later as Rigell’s advisor; married to Page, father of three; currently resides in Virginia Beach. Member of the House of Delegates (HD-82): 2016-

www.jasonmiyares.com

 

Smith, Chuck (R)

Born in Greensboro, NC (1953); educated at North Carolina Central University (both B.A. and J.D.); Attorney; served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six year; retired U.S. Navy JAG Commander; served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney; former Congressional candidate (2012); former Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach; married to Edith, father of five; currently resides in Virginia Beach.

www.chucksmith4ag.com

 

White, Jack (R)

Educated at West Point and Pepperdine Law School (J.D.); Attorney; Ordained Minister; served in the U.S. Army, and in the U.S. Army Reserve; served as law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit), and then at the U.S. Supreme Court; former chair of the Fairfax County Public School Education Foundation; married to Lizbeth, father of three; currently resides in Northern Virginia.

www.votejackwhite.com

 

Campaign Financial Data

CANDIDATE RAISED* CASH ON HAND** NOTES**
Blanding, Princess (I) $14,018 $10,124 83 donors
Carroll Foy, Jennifer (D) $3,693,841 $2,329,330 4,570 donors
Carter, Lee (D) $138,702 $88,896 3,443 donors
Chase, Amanda (R) $668,982 $195,973 2,201 donors
Cox, Kirk (R) $393,631 $310,314 2,295 donors
de la Pena, Sergio (R) $263,384 $42,751 2,820 donors
Doran, Peter (R) $16,385 $2,112 19 donors
Fairfax, Justin (D) $300,391 $20,689 31 donors
Johnson, Octavia (R) $932 $800 5 donors
McAuliffe, Terry (D) $9,947,150 $8,512,035 8,931 donors
McClellan, Jennifer (D) $1,700,030 $442,042 2,971 donors
#1 on Primary Ballot
Snyder, Pete (R) $6,809,494 $2,596,570 2,138 donors
$5.5M was loan to himself
Youngkin, Glen (R) $7,650,236 $3,281,669 1,220 donors
$5.5M was loan to himself

*Total from 2020-2021 (updated 4/15/2021) **As of 4/15/2021 report

CANDIDATE RAISED* CASH ON HAND** NOTES**
Ahluwalia, Puneet (R) $55,501 $27,456 94 donors
Allen, Lance (R) $119,430 $25,155 40 donors
Ayala, Hala (D) $572,394 $154,960 552 donors
#1 on Primary Ballot
Davis, Glenn (R) $535,120 $35,772 93 donors
Goldman, Paul D) $2,458 $2,343 DROPPED OUT OF RACE
Guzman, Elizabeth (D) $293,712 $117,845 DROPPED OUT OF RACE
Hugo, Tim (R) $198,374 $103,767 270 donors
Levine, Mark (D) $705,285 $602,279 751 donors
McClellan, Andria $625,974 $406,153 655 donors
Perryman, Sean $311,574 $158,633 870 donors
Rasoul, Sam $1,249,042 $952,611 1,044 donors
Rigler, Maeve $19,900 $19,900 2 in-kind contributions
Sears, Winsome $191,026 $64,020 3,127 donors
Warren, Xavier $75,029 $39,169 235 donors

*Total from 2020-2021 (updated 4/15/2021) **As of 4/15/2021 report

CANDIDATE RAISED* CASH ON HAND** NOTES**
Haley, Leslie (R) $119,584 $67,023 200 donors
Herring, Mark (D) $1,755,738 $1,386,399 647 donors
Jones, Jay (D) $1,278,322 $1,051,228 511 donors
#1 on Primary Ballot
Miyares, Jason (R) $478,712 $341,065 312 donors
Smith, Chuck (R) $318,380 $31,563 2,335 donors
White, Jack (R) $153,744 $97,467 171 donors

*Total from 2020-2021 (updated 4/15/2021) **As of 4/15/2021 report

Polling Data

4/22/21: The Wason Center - Democratic Primary

 

GOVERNOR LT. GOVERNOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
McAuliffe (47%) Rasoul (12%) Herring (42%)
Fairfax (8%) Guzman* (4%) Jones (18%)
McClellan (6%) Other Candidates (~2%) UNDECIDED (34%)
Carroll Foy (5%) UNDECIDED (64%)
Carter (1%)
UNDECIDED (27%)

*WITHDREW FROM RACE

 

 

3/17/21: Rep. Connolly's Annual Event Straw Poll (Democratic Primary)

 

GOVERNOR LT. GOVERNOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
McAuliffe (40%) Rasoul (33%) Herring (75%)
McClellan (30%) Guzman (18%) Jones (25%)
Carroll Foy (20%) Perryman (15%)
Carter (6%) Ayala (14%)
Fairfax (4%) McClellan (14%)
Levine (8%)
Warren (2%)
Goldman (~1%)

2/19/21: The Wason Center (Virginia Primaries)

 

GOVERNOR LT. GOVERNOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
McAuliffe (26%) Davis (8%) Herring (42%)
Fairfax (12%) Hugo (4%) Jones (3%)
McClellan (4%) UNDECIDED (78%) Smith (10%)
Carroll Foy (4%) UNDECIDED (71%) Haley (5%)
Carter (1%) Miyares (3%)
Chase (17%) UNDECIDED (50%)
Cox (10%) UNDECIDED (68%)
Snyder (6%)
UNDECIDED (49%)
UNDECIDED (55%)

2/12/21: YouGov Blue Poll (Virginia Primaries) - Gubernatorial Race

 

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT
Chase (19%) McAuliffe (33%)
Snyder (10%) McClellan (6%)
Cox (6%) Carroll Foy (6%)
Youngkin (3%) Carter (5%)
de la Pena (1%) Fairfax (4%)
UNDECIDED (54%) UNDECIDED (46%)

12/2020: Mason-Dixon Name Recognition Poll - Gubernatorial Race

 

Reflects favorable recognition data, statewide

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT
Chase (17%) McAuliffe (29%)
Cox (11%) Fairfax (12%)
McClellan (9%)
Carroll Foy (4%)
Carter (3%)