Virginia Elections 2017

2017 is a big year for Virginia. We're electing a new governor, a new lieutenant governor, and all 100 House of Delegates seats are up for election, too. 

Stay up to date with RADIO IQ news throughout the year. Primaries are happening state-wide on Tuesday, June 13th; Election Day is happening on Tuesday, November 7th.

Virginia Democrats Show United Front

Jun 20, 2017
Molly Riley / AP



Democratic leaders gathered in Richmond this weekend to celebrate record-setting turnout in their party’s primary last week. Although former congressman Tom Perriello lost that race, he’s still working to keep Democratic energy high.

Steve Helber / AP



Predictions led many to believe Republican Ed Gillespie would have an easy victory in yesterday’s election for the GOP nomination for Governor. And while he did win, it was by no means easy. His opponent Corey Stewart lost by just a few thousand votes.


AP Photo/Steve Helber

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Although the Democratic contest garnered the most pre-election attention, Ed Gillespie's narrow victory against former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart provided the night's biggest surprise. 

AP Photo/Cliff Owen

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won the Democratic nomination in the closely watched race for governor Tuesday, defeating a more liberal insurgent challenger in a contest to be one of the party's standard-bearers against President Donald Trump.

Virginians Head to the Polls Today in Party Primaries

Jun 13, 2017
AP Photo / Steve Helber

For the first time in the same year the major parties in Virginia are using a primary to pick their nominees for governor. The Democratic primary between Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello has  been hotly contested, while Republicans Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner are hoping to upset front-runner Ed Gillespie. Despite the race being touted as an early indicator of President Donald Trump's success, election watchers are still expecting a low turnout.