The list of Democratic primary and Republican convention candidates has been finalized.
There are seven Republicans and five Democrats running for governor, Five Republicans and eight Democrats running for lieutenant governor, and four Republicans and two Democrats running for attorney general.
State Senator Amanda Chase, Delegate Kirk Cox, media executive Pete Snyder and former executive of The Carlyle Group Glenn Youngkin are the front runners in the crowded Republican gubernatorial field. Additionally, former think tank executive Peter Doran, former Roanoke Sheriff Octavia Johnson and former Trump official Sergio de la Pena will be on the convention ballot on May 8.
The Democratic side of the gubernatorial race is not so crowded. Delegate Lee Carter, former Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, former Governor Terry McAuliffe and state Senator Jennifer McClellan are leading the field. Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who won statewide just three years ago providing himself with a name ID advantage, will also be on the primary ballot June 8. His gubernatorial campaign, however, has been close to non-existent so far.
The Republican roster for lieutenant governor includes Puneet Ahluwalia, Lance Allen, Del. Glenn Davis, Del. Tim Hugo, Maeve Rigler and former Delegate Winsome Sears.
The Democratic lieutenant governor field includes Del. Hala Ayala, Paul Goldman, Del. Elizabeth Guzman, Del. Mark Levine, Councilor Andria McClellan, Sean Perryman, Del. Sam Rasoul and Xavier Warren.
The Republican field for attorney general includes Supervisor Leslie Haley, Del. Jason Miyares, Chuck Smith and Jack White.
The Democratic race is between two-term incumbent Mark Herring and his challenger, state Delegate Jay Jones.
Republican nominees will be chosen in a statewide unassembled convention that takes place on May 8. The Democratic nominees will be chosen in a primary election that takes place on June 8.
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