Overview and Live Results: Virginia Primary, Kansas City Mayor

Tuesday is primary day in Virginia. Both chambers of the General Assembly are competitive in terms of partisan control, making it it unique among the four states holding legislative elections this year. 

Separately, residents of Kansas City will elect a mayor in Tuesday's election.

Virginia Primary

As the Washington Post reports, Tuesday's primary elections "will be the first time voters have encountered the state’s new electoral maps, which were drawn under supervision of the Supreme Court of Virginia after a bipartisan panel appointed by the legislature failed to reach agreement."

The Post goes on to say that "the new boundaries for the House of Delegates and Senate put incumbent lawmakers in new districts, pitted some veterans against one another and created wide-open new districts, triggering a wave of retirements and guaranteeing at least a third of both chambers will be rookies."

Polls close at 7:00 PM. Winners will advance to the November 7 general election.

State Senate

Democrats hold a narrow 22-18 majority in the Virginia State Senate. Members serve four-year terms.

House of Delegates

Republicans gained seven seats - and majority control - in the 2021 Virginia House of Delegates elections. Held every two years, the current partisan composition is 50 Republicans and 46 Democrats. There are four vacancies.

Included in the numerous retirements from the House are 13 members - seven Democrats and six Republicans - seeking a promotion to the State Senate. 

Mayoral Election 

Kansas City, Missouri

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
37 509,297 Quinton Lucas (D) 1 Running

*Population rank is based on the July 1, 2022 Census Bureau estimates. It is based on the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area.

Mayor Quinton Lucas received 87% of the vote in the April 3 nonpartisan primary. His only challenger on the ballot, transit activist Clay Chastain, received 10%. Write-in votes were also counted. With those, Lucas and Chastain were the top two finishers and will meet again in Tuesday's general election. 

There's no reason to expect a different outcome; Lucas is the heavy favorite to win a second term.

Polls close at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Cancelled Primary: Tuesday was the scheduled date for primaries in Wisconsin Assembly District 24, which became vacant when the prior incumbent won a special election for State Senate. As only one candidate filed from each party, the primaries were cancelled. The special general election is July 18.

Upcoming Elections

Statewide Primaries

  • August 8: Mississippi
    • Runoffs, as needed, on August 29
  • October 14: Louisiana

Special Elections

  • June 22
    • Tennessee State House District 3 (Primary)
  • July 18
    • Wisconsin State Assembly District 24
  • August 1
    • New Hampshire State House District Rockingham 1 (Primary)
  • August 3
    • Tennessee State House Districts 3, 52, and 86

Mayoral Elections

  • August 1
    • Spokane, Washington (Primary)
    • Tucson, Arizona (Primary)
    • Wichita, Kansas (Primary)
  • August 3
    • Nashville, Tennessee
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