Opinion: Editorial: Vote On or Before June 13 in Fairfax County

Opinion: Editorial: Vote On or Before June 13 in Fairfax County

In-person absentee voting continues through June 10.

On June 13, every Virginia voter has the opportunity to vote in the Primary Election to choose the candidates for their chosen party for governor and lieutenant governor.

Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are vying to be the Democratic nominee for governor.

Ed Gillespie, Cory Stewart and Frank Wagner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

For lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, Gene Rossi and Susan Platt are seeking the Democratic nomination.

Bryce Reeves, Glenn Davis Jr. and Jill Vogel compete for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.

In Fairfax County, there are primaries for Democrats in two delegate seats as well, the the 67th District and the 42nd.

In the 67th, three Democrats, John Carey, Karrie Delaney and Hannah Risheq face off for the right to run against incumbent Del. Jim LeMunyon (R).

In the 42nd, long-time Del. Dave Albo (R) is giving up his seat; two Democrats and three Republicans are seeking to be on the November ballot to replace him. The Democrats, Tilly Blanding and Kathy Tran, will appear on the primary ballot.

The Republican candidate for the 42nd District will be chosen by GOP party canvass on June 10 at South County Middle School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eligible voters of the 42nd district will choose between Steve Adragna, Michael Drobnis and Lolita Mancheno-Smoak.

The filing deadline for independent and non-primary party nominees is June 13 at 7 p.m. for the November general election.

For in person absentee voting, available through June 10, see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee.htm. For more information on voting in Fairfax County including sample ballots, see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/upcoming.htm

Send Father’s Day Photos

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18, and once again the Connection will publish a gallery of Father's Day photos.

Every year at this time, the Connection puts out the call for photographs of fathers and their children, grandfathers and their children and grandchildren.

Send in photos with the following information: the town where you live, the names of everyone in the picture, the approximate date the picture was taken, the ages of the children and a sentence or two about what is happening and where the photograph was taken. Be sure to tell us your town name and neighborhood. Photos are due by June 12.

You can submit your photos online at www.connectionnewspapers.com/fathersday. You can also email photos to editors@connectionnewspapers.com.