ELECTION 2012: A statewide and local look at the ballot

Posted at 1:40 AM, Nov 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-06 01:46:26-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -Residents in Battleground Virginia head to the polls today to vote on candidates for president, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and also to vote on two proposed amendments to the state constitution.

**For the full list of what to expect at the polls on Election Day, like what forms of ID to bring and where to vote at, click here:


Presidential candidates, including third-party candidates.

  • President Barack Obama (D)
  • Mitt Romney (R)
  • Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode (Constitution Party)
  • Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
  • Jill Stein (Green Party)

U.S. Senate

Two former governors are vying for Sen. Jim Webb’s (D) U.S. Senate seat.

  • George Allen (R)
  • Timothy Kaine (D)

House of Representatives

Republicans have an 8-3 edge in the state’s U.S. House. All 11 Virginia members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election.

Greater Richmond area House of Representative races:

7th District
Rep. Eric Cantor, (R)
Wayne Powell (D)

4th District
Randy Forbes (R)
Ella Ward (D)

3rd District
Robert “Bobby” Scott (D)
Dean Longo (R)

1st District
Robert Wittman (R) 
Adam Cook (D)
Gail Parker (Independent Green)

Click here for full list2012 Offical Local Candidates List

What are the constitutional amendments on the ballot?

1) Eminent domain – Would limit instances when private property could be taken for public use.

The Virginia Eminent Domain Amendment, Question 1 is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would prohibit eminent domain from being used for private enterprise, job creation, tax revenue generation or economic development, thereby restricting it to only being invoked to take private land for public use. Specifically, it would update a 2007 law which states that private property can be taken only when the public interest dominates the private gain. It is sponsored by Delegate Rob Bell.

 2) State legislatures – Allows the legislature to delay the start of its veto session by up to one week.

The Virginia Veto Session Amendment, Question 2 is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would allow the legislature to delay the start of their veto session by up to one week. The stated intention of the measure is to prevent the veto session from starting on a holiday.

 To read the previous amendments in full from the State Board of Elections website, click here.

Richmond City races:

1st District City Council
Jonathan T. Baliles 
Bruce W. Tyler 

2nd District City Council
“Charlie” Diradour 
Charles R. Samuels 

3rd District City Council
Erin L. Delp 
Chris A. Hilbert 

4th District City Council
Kathy C. Graziano 
Johnny S. Walker 

5th District
Parker C. Agelasto 
S. Lee Shewmake 
E. M. “Marty” Jewell 

6th District

Ellen Robertson—uncontested

7th District
Cynthia I. Newbille–uncontested

8th District
Dawn C. Page 
Reva M. Trammell 
Jimmy R. Hart 

9TH District
Michelle R. Mosby 
Doug Conner

Richmond Mayor
Dwight Jones
Michael Ryan

School Board by District

District 1 Richmond School Board
Glen Sturtevant, Jr.
Trent Park

District 2 Richmond School Board
Kimberly Gray
Daisy Weaver
Mariah White

District 3 Richmond School Board
Norma Murdoch-Kitt
Jeff Bourne

District 4 Richmond School Board
Vanessa Womack Easter
Patricia Conn Churchill
Kristen Larson
Mary Blanchard
Rich Savage

District 5 Richmond School Board
Maurice Henderson
Mamie Taylor

District 6 Richmond School Board
Shona Harris-Muhammed–uncontested

District 7 Richmond School Board
Donald L. “Don” Coleman 

District 8 Richmond School Board
Albertina R. Carter
Derik E. Jones 

District 9 Richmond School Board
Tichi Pinkey Eppes