To file for a Congressional run for office a candidate must file at least 1,000 signatures from voters in the district. On Monday, the first day petitions could be submitted to the board of elections, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock filed over 1,500 petition signatures. Her challenger, Shak Hill, filed over 1,900.
In the 2nd district, Constitutionalist Mary Jones is challenging Rep Scott Taylor. She filed with almost 1,500 signatures.
Senate candidate Delegate Nick Freitas is required to file 10,000 signatures with at least 400 from each Congressional district. Freitas has filed 12,838, thanks to his grassroots army across Virginia. On Monday he thanked his supporters who helped in this effort.
Candidates may continue to file petitions until March 29th.