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Meet the Candidates: June 12 Primary Elections

June 08, 2012|Heather Butterworth/WDBJ7 Intern

U.S. Senate Republican Party Primary Election

George F. Allen

  • Lives in: Mount Vernon
  • Age: 60
  • Work experience: Law clerk
  • Education: University of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Political experience: Virginia House of Delegates 1983-1991,U.S. House of Representatives 1991-1993, Governor of Virginia 1994-1998, U.S. Senator 2001-2007
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit George Allen's website here

E.W. Jackson

  • Lives in: Chesapeake
  • Age: 60
  • Occupation: Bishop, founder of Staying True to America's National Destiny religious organization; radio talk show host
  • Military: 3 years in Marine Corps
  • Education: University of Massachusetts, Harvard Law School, Harvard Divinity School
  • Political experience: None
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit E.W. Jackson's website here

R.G. "Bob" Marshall

  • Lives in: Prince William County
  • Age: 68
  • Occupation: Represents 13th District in Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Education: Belmont Abbey College, California State University
  • Political experience: Virginia House of Delegates 1992-present
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Bob Marshall's website here

Jamie Radtke

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  • Lives in: Chesterfield County
  • Age: 38
  • Occupation: Owns political consulting company called Sovereign Consulting
  • Education: Liberty University, College of William and Mary
  • Political experience: Political and Grassroots Director of Virginia Conservative Action PAC 2004-2007, President of Richmond Tea Party 2009-present, current chairwoman of the Federation of Virginia Tea Party Patriots
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Jamie Radtke's website here 

U.S. House of Representatives Republican Party Primary Election- 6th District 

The 6th District includes: Roanoke, Salem, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Covington, and more.

Robert W. "Bob" Goodlatte

  • Lives in: Roanoke
  • Age: 59
  • Occupation: Represents Sixth Congressional District in U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Education: Bates College, Washington and Lee University of Law
  • Political experience: District Director 1977-1979, U.S. House of Representatives 1993-present,
  • Incumbent? Yes.
  • Visit Bob Goodlatte's website here

Karen U. Kwiatkowski

  • Lives in: Shenandoah County
  • Age: 51
  • Occupation: Writer, has taught classes at several universities since retirement from Air Force in 2003.
  • Military: United States Air Force 1982-2003
  • Education: Harvard University, University of Alaska, Catholic University of America
  • Political experience: No.
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Karen Kwiatkowski's website here

U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Party Primary Election- 4th District 

The 4th District includes: Franklin, Dinwiddie, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Powhatan, Prince George, and more.

Joe T. Elliott, Jr.

  • Lives in: Colonial Heights
  • Age: 51
  • Occupation: Teacher, minister, small business owner of Eye Catcher's Professional Presentation Services.
  • Education: Virginia State University
  • Political experience: None.
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Joe Elliott's website here

Ella P. Ward

  • Lives in: Chesapeake
  • Age: 65
  • Occupation: Retired teacher and assistant principal; City of Chesapeake councilwoman.
  • Education: Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech
  • Political experience: Chesapeake City Council 2006-present, Virginia Board of Education 2003-2011
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Ella Ward's website here

U.S. House of Representatives Republican Party Primary Election- 4th District 

The 4th District includes: Franklin, Dinwiddie, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Powhatan, Prince George, and more.

J. Randy Forbes

  • Lives in: Chesapeake
  • Age: 60
  • Occupation: Represents U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District
  • Education: Randolph-Macon College, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Political experience: Virginia House of Delegates 1990-1998, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia 1996-2001, Virginia State Senate 1998-2001, U.S. House of Representatives 2001-present
  • Incumbent? Yes.
  • Visit Randy Forbes' website here

R. M. "Bonnie" Girard

  • Lives in: Petersburg
  • Age: 57
  • Occupation: Telecommunications; President of China Channel Consultants.
  • Education: University of Virginia, University of Southern California, University of North Carolina
  • Political experience: None.
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Bonnie Girard's website here

U.S. House of Representatives Republican Party Primary Election- 11th District

The 11th District includes: Fairfax, Mount Vernon, part of Fairfax County, and part of Prince William County.

Chris S. Perkins

  • Lives in: Lorton in Fairfax County
  • Age: 55
  • Occupation: Retired military officer
  • Military: U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Army, Green Beret Army Special Forces
  • Education: Franklin & Marshall College, United States Naval War College, National War College
  • Political experience: Military liaison to Congress, Director of Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Chris Perkins' website here

Ken L. Vaughn

  • Lives in: Herndon
  • Age: 52
  • Occupation: Consultant for Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Education: Tulane University, Texas A&M
  • Political experience: None.
  • Incumbent? No.
  • Visit Ken Vaughn's website here

U.S. House of Representatives Republican Party Primary Election- 7th District

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