Senator Dick Black (R-13) will run for re-election next year. Democrat Kyle Green will challenge the Senator. Green is 31 years old, a veteran and entrepreneur who lives in Ashburn with his wife and cat. This is his first run for office.
Senator Black was a marine in Vietnam and spent his career in the Judge Advocate General Corp retiring as a Colonel. He is a solid, dependable, conservative who will never vote to raise taxes. Black was a member of the House of Delegates from 1998 to 2005 and a senator since 2011. He last ran in 2015 when he was challenged by Governor McAuliffe’s handpicked candidate, Jill McCabe, the wife of disgraced FBI agent Andrew McCabe. Despite being outspent by 2 to 1, Black won by just under 5%.