State Delegate (VA-85)
Employer / Organization
Nov 02, 2021
Mar 08, 2021 - Jun 08, 2021
The Virginia State House of Delegates is the lower house of the bicameral Virginia State Legislature. The House has 100 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 80,010 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $17,640 per year in addition to a $179 per diem for every day in session.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Virginia Department of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the appropriate candidate filing forms. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including a Statement of Organization, a Certificate of Candidate Qualification, a Declaration of Candidacy, a Petition of Qualified Voters, a Statement of Economic Interests and a Filing Fee. Next, if you are running as an independent, file these papers with the Virginia Department of Elections. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party headquarters for additional information. The location to file the forms listed above varies depending on the type of district you are running as a candidate in, please contact the Virginia Department of elections to confirm the correct location to file these forms. 3) Submit the filing paperwork by the filing deadline, which is the the 2nd Tuesday in June at 7:00pm for independent candidates. The Virginia Department of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have, can be reached by phone at (804) 864-8901 or by email at [email protected] Another source for candidate information is your local general registrat. Local general registrat contact information can be found here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PublicContactLookup The 2015 candidates guide for state assembly positions can be found here: http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2015Nov_GA.pdf The 2016 candidates guide for running for U.S. Representative can be found here: http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2016Nov_USHouseBulletin.pdf
Submit application to:
Virginia State Board of Elections, 1100 Bank St, Richmond, VA, 23219, US