2020 Republican Candidates
and Virginia Ballot Amendments
Candidate for U.S. Senator
Same Oath. New Mission. Dr. Daniel Gade is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, professor, and public policy leader. During more than 20 years of military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts. Daniel graduated from West Point in 1997 and served in multiple locations in the United States, North Korea, and Iraq. He also served in the administrations of both President George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
U.S. Representative to Congress (Incumbent)
Ben Cline for Congress
P.O. Box 1790
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Ben Cline’s values were shaped growing up in the Shenandoah Valley. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1990, received his B.A. degree from Bates College, and earned his law degree from the University of Richmond. Prior to his election to Congress, Ben worked as an attorney, first serving as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County, and then opening a private practice with offices in Lexington, Amherst, and Harrisonburg. He was elected to Congress in 2018 where he has served a successful first term, passing more legislation than any other freshman Republican. Ben's priorities are fiscal responsibility, defending individual liberty, and shrinking the size and scope of the federal government.
Dewey L. Ritchie
Rockingham County Supervisor - District 1
Dewey for District 1
Dewey is a former sheriff's deputy for Rockingham County and a long standing member of the Rockingham Republican Party. His years of experience in law enforcement and engagement in public policy give him the qualifications to provide a steady hand for Rockingham County residents on the Board of Supervisors. He is an experienced leader on issues such as fiscal responsibility and who will be focused on providing quality local government services. Dewey has also received the support of trusted local officials such as Del. Tony Wilt, Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst, Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson, and former District 1 Supervisor Pablo Cuevas.
Virginia 2020 Ballot Measures
Both of the proposed amendments were referred by the Virginia General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan consensus.
Redistricting Commission Amendment
This is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that creates a redistricting commission composed of legislators and citizens to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
YES – a “yes” vote would create the commission and transfer the authority from the legislature for redistricting
The Republican Party strongly recommends voting "yes" on this amendment to ensure fair
redistricting. This will be one of the most important things that you will vote on in the 2020
NO – a “no” vote would leave the authority with the legislature for redistricting. The Democrats will be handing out
sample ballots statewide advising voters to vote "no". A "no" vote will allow Democrats to create districts
ensuring that they have a majority in the legislature and disenfranchising rural and Republican voters.
Motor Vehicle Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Amendment
This is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that would exempt one motor vehicle owned by a totally disabled veteran from property taxes.
YES - a "yes" vote supports the exemption
NO - a "no" vote opposes the exemption