Special election for General Assembly seat representing Virginia Beach Tuesday

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 29, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-10 12:54:22-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -  Governor McAuliffe declared a special election in November for General Assembly seats that became open after the general election.

The election will take place Tuesday, January 10, despite the snow storm that affected the state over the weekend.

One of the vacancies is Republican Delegate Scott Taylor from the Virginia House of Delegates District 85.

Taylor (R) defeated Shaun Brown (D) in the congressional race for Virginia's 2nd district seat.

Cheryl Turpin

Cheryl Turpin

Taylor resigned from the State House of Delegates after being elected to Congress in November.

Cheryl Turpin is running as a Democrat in the race. Rocky Holcomb is running as a Republican.

Turpin is an AP Environmental Science Teacher at Cox High School, according to her Facebook page. She lists education, the economy, the environment, human rights, and transportation as important issues to her.

Rocky Holcomb

Rocky Holcomb

Holcomb is a captain in the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office, according to his Facebook page. "I am committed to improving our public schools, keeping taxes low and creating the business climate necessary to create better-paying jobs," he wrote.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 17 precincts across the city. Here's a complete list of precincts.

The Virginia Beach Registrar's Office said that the election is not being affected by school closings. A spokesperson said that all roads surrounding the polling places have been plowed.

The General Assembly session starts Wednesday.