Republicans in three Congressional districts will choose their candidate for Congress this Saturday, May 21st. Two are using party-run conventions (5th and 8th districts) and one (10th district) is using an open Firehouse primary (also called a canvass) with ranked-choice voting.
“Rep. Bob Good is being challenged by Dan Moy, Charlottesville’s Republican Committee chairman, to represent the 5th District in November. Rep. Good won the seat after defeating former Rep. Denver Riggleman in a party-run, drive-thru convention in 2020.
The GOP convention for the 5th District will be held May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Kirby Field House at Hampden-Sydney College. The winner will face off with Democrat Josh Throneburg in the midterms.
The 10th District will have a firehouse primary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 21 using ranked-choice voting to see who will try to unseat Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.). There are 11 candidates in the firehouse primary, and multiple locations where voters can register and vote.
Ranked-choice voting was used for the statewide Republican conventions last year where Gov. Glenn Youngkin won the nomination.
The winner will have to receive a majority of the vote, with registered delegates ranking their choices. If no candidate gets a majority during the first round of vote tallying, the candidate with the lowest percentage is eliminated. The vote counting continues with delegates’ second choices included in the new tally until one candidate wins a majority.“
Information on Congressional primaries on June 21st and Congressional districts where the mid-term candidates have already been set here.