Election 2022: What’s on my ballot?

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Richmond City: U.S House of Representatives District 4

A. Donald McEachin

Party: Democratic (Incumbent)

Campaign Website

A. Donald McEachin is the incumbent representative for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, which he has served since January 2017. Below is some background on McEachin:

Education: American University (B.A), Virginia Union University (M.A), University of Virginia Law School (J.D)

Work Experience: Prior to assuming office, McEachin practiced at numerous law firms, and was in both the Virginia House of Delegates (1996-2001) and Virginia State Senate (2008-2017)

Per campaign website, McEachin’s legislative agenda/priorities:

  • Reduce inequities in education
  • Affordable healthcare
  • Curb gun violence
  • Protecting the environment and addressing the climate crisis

Visit Donald McEachin’s campaign website to learn more about his legislation and policy priorities

Leon Benjamin Sr.

Party: Republican (opposition)

Campaign Website

Leon Benjamin is the Republican party candidate vying to unseat Donald McEachin in the November election for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. Below is some background on Leon Benjamin:

Education: Graduate of Huguenot High School in Richmond City.

Work Experience: After high school, Leon Benjamin served in the US Navy (1986-1994) and fought in the Gulf War. Afterwards, Leon Benjamin served as pastor for New Life Harvest Church, where he has been an active preacher. Benjamin also founded the Coalition of Leaders United (CLU), a non profit organization.

Per campaign website, Benjamin’s legislative agenda/priorities:

  • Reduce gas prices and address rising inflation
  • Immigration reform/address illegal immigration
  • Parental choice in education
  • Fund police and take tough-on-crime approach 

Visit Leon Benjamin’s campaign website to learn more about his policy positions.

Henrico County: U.S House of representatives District 1

Robert Wittman

Party: Republican (incumbent)

Campaign Website

Robert (Rob) Wittman is the incumbent representative for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, which he has served since 2007. Below is some background on Wittman:

Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S), University of North Carolina (MPH), Virginia Commonwealth University (PhD).

Work Experience: Prior to becoming a U.S congressional representative, Wittman had served positions in the Virginia House of Delegates (2006-2007), the board of supervisors in Westmoreland county (1996-2005), and was a Mayor and Town Council Member in Montross, VA (Source: Ballotpedia).

Per campaign website, Wittman’s legislative agenda and priorities:

  • Address U.S debt and deficit
  • Protect 2nd amendment gun rights
  • Promote STEM education in schools
  • Environmental conservation 

Visit Rob Wittman’s campaign website to learn more about his policy positions and legislation.

Herb Jones

Party: Democratic 

Campaign website

Herb Jones is the Democratic party candidate looking to unseat incumbent Rob Wittman for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District in November. Below is some background on Jones:

Education: Appalachian State University (Bachelors), Florida International University (Masters)

Work Experience: Prior to running for Congress, Herb Jones served in the military for over a decade. Herb has also held offices such as New Kent County Treasurer (1999-2011), and has served on a variety of military councils after retiring from the army as full colonel in 2012. Jones is currently CEO of Pyramid Technologies LLC, a logistics firm he co founded with his brother Michael.

Per campaign website, Jones’ legislative agenda and priorities:

  • Strengthen labor unions and consumer protections
  • Environmental Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Accessible Healthcare for all

To learn more about Herb Jones’ policy positions, visit his campaign website.

David Bruce Foster

Party: Independent 

Campaign Website

David Foster is an independent candidate running for a spot in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District

Education: Christopher Newport College (B.A.)

Work Experience: Prior to running for Congress, Foster served in the U.S Navy (1987-88) and also worked in the trucking industry and as a pilot and flight instructor (**biographical information came solely from Ballotpedia, cannot be verified from campaign website)

**URGOV was not able to identify specific legislative priorities from David Foster’s campaign website.

Visit David Foster’s campaign website.

Ballot Questions for Henrico County Voters

SCHOOL PROJECTS
QUESTION: Shall Henrico County, Virginia, be
authorized to contract a debt and issue its
general obligation bonds in the maximum
aggregate principal amount of $340,500,000
pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991 to
finance school projects and the Henrico County
School Board’s Capital Improvement Program,
including capital improvements to schools,
furnishing and equipping of schools, acquisition
of future school sites, and such other school
construction, renovations and improvements as
may be required by the actual educational needs
in Henrico County?

Selection:
Yes
No

RECREATION AND PARK PROJECTS
QUESTION:
Shall Henrico County, Virginia, be
authorized to contract a debt and issue its
general obligation bonds in the maximum
aggregate principal amount of $37,000,000
pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991 to
finance the construction, improvements,
renovation, remodeling, furnishing, and
equipping of recreation and park facilities, the
acquisition of land necessary for such facilities,
as well as various road and sidewalk projects
necessary for such facilities?

Selection:
Yes
No

FIRE STATION AND OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY
FACILITIES PROJECTS
QUESTION:
Shall Henrico County, Virginia, be
authorized to contract a debt and issue its
general obligation bonds in the maximum
aggregate principal amount of $83,850,000
pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991 to
finance the construction, renovation, remodeling,
furnishing, and equipping of fire stations and
other public safety facilities, and the acquisition
of land necessary for such facilities?

Selection
Yes
No

FLOOD PREVENTION AND STORMWATER
DRAINAGE FACILITIES PROJECTS
QUESTION:
Shall Henrico County, Virginia, be
authorized to contract a debt and issue its
general obligation bonds in the maximum
aggregate principal amount of $50,000,000
pursuant to the Public Finance Act of 1991 to
finance the construction, renovation, remodeling,
furnishing, and equipping of flood prevention
facilities and stormwater drainage facilities,
including the acquisition of land necessary for
such facilities, in order to mitigate erosion,
flooding, and other problems caused by
stormwater in the County?

Selection:
Yes
No

For more information explaining ballot questions and proposals, visit the link here.

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