CD2 Candidates

CD2 Candidates

The June 2018 Democratic Primary will determine who faces Scott Taylor in the polls in November 2018.

To help you make your decision and cast your vote in the June 2018 Democratic Primary, here are the Democrats seeking the nomination for U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia 2nd District, along with links to their websites for more information.

Listed below in the order in which they filed their signature and fees:

Elaine Luria

elaine luriaA retired Navy Commander, Elaine served our country in uniform for 20 years. Elaine will work to support a strong and ready military, affordable healthcare, gun control, preserving Social Security and Medicare, strong environmental protections, stable housing, animal welfare, equality of pay, education, and housing regardless of sex, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation, world-class educational opportunities for our children, and free and fair elections.
Find out more about Elaine here.



Karen Mallard

karen mallardAfter 30 years as a public school teacher, Karen has spent her life fighting for children, and is ready to bring that tenacity and devotion to Congress. She is committed to gun reform, a strong education policy including a commitment to the physical and digital infrastructure of public schools, affordable healthcare, a living minimum wage, a clearly articulated national security strategy, support for veterans, environmental protections, and women’s reproductive rights.
Find out more about Karen here.





The Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Beach made history on November 7, 2017, when we let Trump and his Republicans know that we want leaders who represent the best of who we are as human beings. We must continue to oppose the current administration’s attack on education, tax reform, health care, the environment, the economy, human rights and more. Now, more than ever, we must be involved in every election and at every level of government.

Reclaiming the U.S. Congress for the Democrats is key.

To reclaim a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats must flip at least 24 Republican seats. Current polling suggests that of the U.S. Congressional seats currently considered “competitive”—meaning they are rated as a toss-up between the two parties or only slightly leaning toward one party or the other–one of those key competitive seats belongs to Representative Scott Taylor.


Why we need to replace Scott Taylor in the U.S. House of Representatives as the representative from Virginia’s 2nd District.

-He follows Trump’s lead. Scott Taylor’s legislative voting record lines up with Trump a whopping 98.5% of the time.

-He has an A rating from the National Rifle Association. Scott Taylor accepts contributions from the NRA and has vowed to fight any proposal that appears to support gun control. (See below: All of the Democratic contenders for Scott’s seat oppose the NRA-backed status quo.)

-He is dangerous to the environment. Scott Taylor has routinely voted to strip and roll back environmental protections. The League of Conservation Voters shows that over his lifetime record, Scott Taylor has voted against environmental protections 94% of the time. Scott Taylor has an F rating with the Sierra Club.

-He is anti-choice. Despite his statements that he supports a woman’s right to choose, he voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

-He is anti-immigration, and voted to penalize states and localities that have “sanctuary laws” on immigration.

-He voted with the big banks, voting to dismantle Dodd-Frank, the legislation aimed at preventing another disastrous mortgage lending crisis.


JUNE 12, 2018: Mark Your Calendar and Vote for Change

Be sure to cast your vote in the Primary, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Here are some important deadlines to note:

-May 21: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Monday, May 21, 2018

-June 5: Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

-June 9: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018

Find your Polling Place at the link shown below.