Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District has chosen a convention to nominate their candidate to replace the retiring Congressman Robert Hurt. The Fifth District Committee voted 19-16 for a convention to choose among the 5 candidates running for the office.
The five candidates running for the Congressional nomination in the Fifth District are Lynchburg resident Andrew Griffin, State Senator Thomas A. Garrett Jr. (R-Buckingham), businessman Jim McKelvey, technology executive Michael Del Rosso, and Congressional intelligence adviser Joseph Whited.
Griffin and Whited wanted a primary while Garrett, McKelvey, and Del Rosso wanted a convention.
The convention will take place on May 14th.