OCTOBER BUSINESS BREAKFASTName: OCTOBER BUSINESS BREAKFASTDate: October 12, 2017Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:Virginia voters will head to the polls on November 7th to elect a new Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. Meet the candidates for Virginia Lt. Governor at the October Business Breakfast and hear their vision for the future of Virginia.
Justin Fairfax, Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor is confirmed.
Jill Vogel, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor is confirmed.
The governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately and thus may be of different political parties. The lieutenant governor serves as the President of the Senate of Virginia and is first in the line of succession to the governor; in the event the governor dies, resigns, or otherwise leaves office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor. Unlike the governor, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia can run for re-election.
Since the late 1920s, the lieutenant governor has been one of only three positions that competes in a statewide election in Virginia (along with the governor and attorney general). Since the governor cannot succeed himself, whoever is elected lieutenant governor is almost always considered a leading candidate for governor.