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Governor McDonnell Sets Date for Special Election in Virginia Senate District 33

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Governor Bob McDonnell has set January 21st, 2014 as the date for the special election to fill the seat of Senator Mark Herring, who was elected attorney general and is resigning from the Senate effective January 11th.

“Mark Herring has served the 33rd District well, and I wish him the very best as he now serves our entire Commonwealth as Virginia’s next attorney general," said Governor McDonnell. “With Mark’s victory in that race confirmed, and his letter of resignation received by our office, I have now set the date of January 21st for the special election to fill his soon to be vacant seat. We are seeking to move as expeditiously as possible to ensure the voters of the 33rd District have the representation they deserve, while also allowing the candidates a fair amount of time, during a busy holiday season, to communicate with those voters so they have the information necessary to make their decision next month.”

Should the parties or prospective candidates have any questions about the upcoming special election in the 33rd Senate District, they should contact the Virginia State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 and ask for “Special Election Information.”

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