Ballot order set in Virginia 8th district congressional primary

Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer won the top spot on the June 10 primary ballot in the 11-person race for the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 8th congressional district.

The Virginia State Board of Elections assigned the ballot positions Wednesday morning in a drawing at their Richmond offices.

Beyers’ name will be followed, in order, by former Northern Virginia Urban League president Lavern Chatman, state Del. Alfonso Lopez, radio talk show host Mark Levine, state Del. Charniele Herring, state Del. Patrick Hope, state Sen. Adam Ebbing, former Navy pilot Bruce Shuttleworth, director of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia Satish Korp, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and Virginia Tech professor Derek Hyra.

Nancy Najarian, who had previously announced she was running, did not secure enough signatures to get on the ballot.

The seat is open because James Moran (D), the district’s long-time congressman, has opted not to run for re-election.

The winner of the primary will face a still-to-be-determined Republican nominee in the November general election. Dennis Bartow, a wine importer, and Micah Edmond, who has worked for an aerospace industries lobbying group, have announced their candidacies; the Republicans will choose one in a April 26 convention.

Patricia Sullivan seeks out news about Alexandria and Arlington County for the Washington Post.
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