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Who are the Candidates for Virginia Elections 2021?

The great city of Virginia has always been the pride and joy of the citizens who work hard and serve their community. However, there is uncertainty in the air when it comes to the 2021 elections of Virginia. 

The 2021 gubernatorial were held yesterday and the Results are out. You can check the live results below 

 

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The political unpredictability of Virginia starts with the seven percent of people who live in Virginia being still and decided as to who they should vote for. 7% might not seem like a large number but when you take into comparison that Virginia has a population of almost 8 million people.

 7% of 8 million is 560 thousand people who are still undecided as to who they should vote for. This undesirability in the political landscape of Virginia City has led to a lot of outcry as to how qualified the candidates of this 2021 election are. 

When such a large percentage of the population of a city is undecided as for voting, that means that there is still some uncertainty and smog in the air as to who the candidate is, and how they will impact the political landscape of the city. But how can you vote for the candidates of Virginia election 2021, let us see?

How to vote?

Early voting has been in full effect in Virginia since Sept. 17, ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, which will decide the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, house of delegates, and several other local offices in the state.

Early voting also lasts until the Saturday before election day, Oct. 30. Any voter wishing to cast their ballot early will have to visit their local registrar’s office. 

Anyone voting early should be aware that they do not have the obligation to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early, yet, they must provide a name, address, and show an acceptable form of ID or, alternatively, sign an ID Confirmation Statement.

Now, let us know who the candidates for this year’s election are.

Who Are The Election Candidates of The Virginia 2021 election?

Here is a list of all of the candidates in the 20221 Virginia Election: 

Governor:

  • Terry McAuliffe

He served as a businessman, political adviser for the Democratic Party, and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. 

Terry started serving from 2001 to 2005. He also served as co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign and also was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law School. McAuliffe also previously served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. He succeeded Gov. Bob McDonnell.

  • Glenn Youngkin

Glenn Youngkin has earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1990 and a graduate degree from Harvard Business School in 1994. 

He also co-founded the Virginia Ready Initiative. This initiative helps citizens re-skill to serve in-demand jobs. He is also the former co-CEO and president of The Carlyle Group, which is a global investment firm. 

This is where he worked from 1995 to 2020.

  • Princess Blanding

Princess Blanding was awarded her bachelor’s degree in biology from Morgan State University. She then received a master’s degree in K-12 education and supervision and a specialist degree in educational leadership. 

After that, Blanding worked as a middle school science teacher. She also served as an assistant elementary and high school principal.

In 2018, Blanding’s brother was brutally shot in an officer-involved shooting. In the aftermath, Blanding and her family founded Justice and Reformation, a community activism organization focused on policing reforms.

 

Also read:

What is the term limit for Governors in Virginia?

Virginia Governor Election Results 2021

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