Election 2016

"I voted," stickers are given to voters at Main Branch - Richmond Public Library polling place in Richmond on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Two independent candidates have filed to run for General Assembly seats up for grabs in Central Virginia.

According to Rosanna Bencoach, registrar for Charlottesville, one independent candidate — attorney Elliott Harding — has filed paperwork to run in the general election for the 25th Senate District. If Harding has secured enough petition signatures, he will face Democratic incumbent R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath.

The News Virginian of Waynesboro has reported that Janice Allen, who previously mounted two unsuccessful congressional challenges, filed paperwork May 13 with state elections officials to enter the race for the 25th House District, per the Rockingham County Voter Registrar’s Office.

If their filings are approved by the state, the two independent candidates will join party-affiliated candidates on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

The candidates for area seats in the House of Delegates are:

» 20th: Jennifer Lewis (D); John Avoli (R)

» 25th: Jennifer Kitchen (D); Chris Runion (R)

» 30th: Ann Ridgeway (D); Nick Freitas (R)

» 56th: Juanita Jo Matkins (D); John McGuire (R)

» 57th: Sally Hudson (D)

» 58th: Elizabeth Alcorn (D); Rob Bell (R)

» 59th: Tim Hickey (D); Matt Fariss (R)

» 65th: R. Lee Ware Jr. (R)

The candidates for area seats in the Virginia Senate are:

» 17th: Amy Laufer (D); Bryce Reeves (R)

» 22nd: Dakota Claytor (D); Mark Peake (R)

» 24th: Annette Hyde (D); Emmett W. Hanger (R)

» 25th: R. Creigh Deeds (D)

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