The newly drawn Virginia House District 59 covers parts of Hanover, Louisa and Henrico counties. Del. H.F. “Buddy” Fowler Jr. (R) and Rachel A. Levy (D) are the two Virginia Department of Elections-certified candidates running to represent the new district in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Fowler has served in the House since 2014, representing the former 55th District. Levy ran an unsuccessful campaign in 2021 to represent the 55th.
We did not send questionnaires to this candidate, but are sharing the extensive media coverage the race has already gotten.
More about the candidates for the 50th District in the House of Delegates
- Campaign finances for this race, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- More about the 59th District, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- An October report from NBC12 about the candidates’ positions
- A 2022 report about the primaries in this race, for subscribers to the Daily Progress
- Q&As with the Republican primary candidates and Levy, for subscribers to the Richmond Times-Dispatch
- A 2022 report about Fowler’s announcement that he is running for re-election, in the Richmond Times-Dispatch
- Virginia Public Access Project’s Pre-Election Campaign Finance Reports
- A 2022 report in Charlottesville Tomorrow about redistricting’s impact
As you get ready to vote, here are some key dates and links from the Virginia Department of Elections:
Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, night. The Virginia Department of Elections will publish election results in real time, as they arrive from precincts around the state. To view them, head to this link. These are unofficial results until they are certified. Here’s more about how to get election results.
- Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s office.
- Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
- Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
- Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
- Nov. 7: Election Day. Here is where you can find your polling place.
Need to know if you’re eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.