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Election set for Tuesday

Published 12:28am Sunday, November 3, 2013

Election Day is set for Tuesday, and Suffolk voters will find choices for statewide races and the local race for sheriff.

At the state level, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Libertarian Robert Sarvis find their names on the ballot.

They are followed by lieutenant governor candidates, Democrat Ralph S. Northam and Republican E.W. Jackson.

Attorney general candidates are Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain.

Four General Assembly representatives are running uncontested to return to their seats. Voters in the 64th will find Republican Rick Morris as their only choice. Republican S. Chris Jones will return to his seat in the 76th, and Democrat Lionell Spruill Sr. will be re-elected in the 77th. Democrat Matthew James is the only choice for 80th district voters.

Things get more interesting toward the end of the ballot, where a three-way race for sheriff will capture local voters’ attention. Incumbent Raleigh H. Isaacs Sr. faces two challengers, C. Aaron Johnson and Jennifer L. “Jen” Pond, in his bid for a sixth term.

Three other constitutional officers, Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Phillips Ferguson, Commissioner of the Revenue Thomas Hazelwood and Treasurer Ronald H. Williams, face no challengers in their bids to be re-hired. The fifth constitutional officer, Clerk of Court Randy Carter, is elected on a different cycle and won’t be on the ballot this year.

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