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No party primary elections to be held locally

While primary elections will be held next month for a number of contested seats across Virginia, there are no party primaries in June for either state or local candidates in Gloucester and Mathews counties.

The deadline for candidates to file for a primary election has come and gone, said Mathews Registrar Carla Faulkner, and the Republican and Democratic candidates for the Virginia Senate’s 26th District, which Mathews and Gloucester are now part of, are set. They are Republican Ryan T. McDougle and Democrat Pamela R. Garner.

Republican incumbent M. Keith Hodges is the only candidate who has announced he will run this year for the House of Delegates’ newly-drawn 68th District, which includes Mathews and most of Gloucester. The Democratic Party still has until June 20 to file a candidate for the seat, said Faulkner.

Locally, there were no races for any seats in either county that required a primary election.

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