On November 3, 2020, National and City Elections will occur. In order to have a better understanding of the candidates and issues that one may vote on, Wesleyan Engaged encourages voters to have better understanding of who is running and what is being voted on for the City of Virginia Beach. For candidates running in other cities throughout Hampton Roads, Wesleyan Engaged encourages you to please visit each city’s Election’s Office website.
The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) has created a listing of non-partisan Candidate, Issue, and Primary Guides. It is important to know where candidates stand on issues that may affect you. Visit their website and select the state whose candidates you wish to review.
Presidential Election Candidates (* designates incumbent)
- Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris
- Donald Trump and Mike Pence*
Virginia Senate Candidates (* designates incumbent)
- Daniel Gade
- Mark Warner*
House District 02 Candidates (* designates incumbent)
- Elaine Luria*
- David Bruce Foster
- Scott Taylor
City of Virginia Beach City Mayor Candidates (* designates incumbent)
- Robert “Bobby” Dyer*
- Richard “RK” Kowalewitch
- Jody Wagner
- Brandon C. Hutchings
- Nadine Paniccia
- Rosemary Wilson
Please note that Centerville District, Kempsville District, and Rose Hill District will also each vote on a Member for City Council. For more information about who the candidates are, please visit Virginia Beach’s Sample 2020 Ballot.
City of Virginia Beach School Board at Large Candidates
- Beverly Anderson
- Jeffrey “Doc” Feld
- Lauren Logan
- Victoria Manning
- Matthias Paul Telkamp
Please note that Centerville District, Kempsville District, and Rose Hill District will also each vote on a Member for the School Board. For more information about who the candidates are, please visit Virginia Beach’s Sample 2020 Ballot.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has two constitutional amendments on the ballot this year.
- Constitutional Amendment #1
Should the Constitution of Virginia be amended to establish a redistricting commission, consisting of eight members of the General Assembly and eight citizens of the Commonwealth, that is responsible for drawing the congressional and state legislative districts that will be subsequently voted on, but not changed by, the General Assembly and enacted without the Governor's involvement and to give the responsibility of drawing districts to the Supreme Court of Virginia if the redistricting commission fails to draw districts or the General Assembly fails to enact districts by certain deadlines?
- Constitutional Amendment #2
Should an automobile or pickup truck that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be free from state and local taxation?