The elections for the 90th ward will take place on January 5th and will cover parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
NORFOLK, VA. – Two special elections for the seats of the Virginia House of Representatives are scheduled for Tuesday.
One of them is calling the voters here in Hampton Roads.
Former Delegate Joe Lindsey resigned to become a judge in the Norfolk District Court. That means the 90th Ward is up for grabs, including parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Current Norfolk Councilor Angelia Williams Graves emerges as a Democrat and hopes to keep the district’s seat blue.
Graves said she was a proven leader with a mission to love, lead, and inspire with integrity and authenticity. She will compete against political newcomer Sylvia Bryant.
Bryant said that as a delegate, she plans to advocate for COVID-19 business recovery solutions by rejecting tax hikes and cutting burdensome regulations to safely reopen the Virginia economy.
Historically, the district is highly democratic – the party has held the seat since 1982.
All early voting deadlines have expired, so voters who wish to cast their ballots will have to vote in person at their regular polling station on Tuesday.