GGWash’s 2019 primary coverage
In 2019, voters will elect candidates for the Virginia House and Senate, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Commonwealth’s Attorneys, and more. There are also general elections in Rockville and Gaithersburg.
We want to know which candidates will best advance urbanist priorities on transportation, housing, and other policies. To do this, we’ve set up a committee of volunteers and staff to sort through these races for you.
For competitive primary races, we’re watching, we sent candidates a questionnaire and considered their responses, reader comments, and other information. Here are the races and our endorsements. All endorsements are for the Democratic primaries unless otherwise noted.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Chairman: overview, more candidates, responses, forum
- We endorse Jeff McKay
- Braddock District: overview, responses
- We endorse James Walkinshaw
- Hunter Mill District: overview, more candidates, responses, forum
- We endorse Walter Alcorn
- Lee District: overview, responses, forum
- We endorse Rodney Lusk
- Providence District: overview, more candidates, responses
- We endorse Edythe Kelleher
- 49th House district (Arlington & Fairfax): responses
- We endorse Alfonso Lopez
- 13th Senate district (Loudoun & Prince William): responses
- We endorse Ron Meyer in the Republican primary
- 31st Senate district (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun): overview, responses, forum
- We endorse Nicole Merlene
- 35th Senate district (Fairfax, Alex., Falls Church): overview, responses, forum
- Arlington & Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney: responses
- We endorse Parisa Dehghani-Tafti
- Prince William Chairman: overview
The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s June 11 primary was Monday, May 20. Virginia is an open primary state, so any registered voter with photo ID can vote in the primary, regardless of party affiliation.
Voters can vote absentee by mail and in person. In-person absentee voting will begin on April 26 or 27, depending on the county. See information about absentee voting in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun, and Prince William.