Herb Jones is running for the Virginia Senate’s 3rd District

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By Jackson Revere

Herb Jones has announced that he is running for the Virginia Senate’s 3rd district seat in 2019. Thomas Norment (R) is the incumbent for the 3rd district. The district is comprised of the entire city of Poquoson, parts of the cities of Hampton and Suffolk, all of the counties of Gloucester, King and Queen, King William and New Kent and parts of the counties of Isle of Wight, James City, Surry and York.

Herb began his career in government service as a second lieutenant in the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Over the next 10 years, he was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Meade, Maryland, Bangkok, Thailand, and Fort Lee, Virginia.

Herb left active duty to start a career in finance and investments with Edward Jones, Signet Financial Services, Bank of America, and Colonial Downs. Herb ran to be the County Treasurer for New Kent in 1999 and served three terms.

At the same time, he remained in the US Army Reserves. He was called up twice after 9/11 and served here in Virginia and two tours in Iraq. In 2011, Herb decided not run for a fourth term and took a position with the federal government as a operations officer in Afghanistan 2012. He served in this capacity until November 2014.

As a result of Herb’s extensive military knowledge and experience, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam appointed Herb to his Military Advisory Council. Herb and his brother, Michael, started Pyramid Technologies, LLC, a cloud-computing, project management, and logistics firm. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Pyramid. Herb and his wife, Yvonne, reside in the Providence Forge area of New Kent County. Yvonne is a retired educator who served as the principal at New Kent High School for 14 years. They have two sons, and one grandson.

Jones recently broke down the ways that Democrats can flip the House of Delegates and Senate to gain control of the General Assembly. Check it out below:

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The numbers from the midterm elections last week provide a glimpse into what could possibly happen in November 2019. Below is a list of Virginia house of delegate and senate seats that voted for Tim Kaine which are currently held by republicans. Tim Kaine won all of these districts and the vote percentages are listed.

Graham Moomaw twitted regarding the Virginia Senate on November 8, 2019:
https://twitter.com/gmoomaw/status/1060583240195629057?s=20

Dave Ress, Daily Press political reporter, covered this in the DP November 9, 2018 edition:https://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-shad-plank-1110-story.html

HD27 – Delegate Roxanne Robinson, R-Chesterfield, 54.1%
HD28 – Delegate Bob Thomas, R-Fredericksburg, 54.9%
HD40 – Delegate Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax, 58.1%
HD54 – Delegate Bobby Orrock, R-Spotsylvania, 49.7% to 48.4%
HD62 – Delegate Riley Ingram, R-Hopewell, 52.6%
HD76 – Delegate Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, 51.1%
HD83 – Delegate Chris Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, 52.1%
HD84 – Delegate Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach, 52.9%
HD91 – Delegate Gordon Helsel, R-Hampton, 49.7% to 48%
HD94 – Delegate David Yancey, R-Newport News, 58.5%
HD100 – Delegate Robert Bloxom, R-Accomack, 54.4%
https://www.vpap.org/visuals/visual/2018-us-senate-results-state-house-district/

SD07 – Senator Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach, 55.6%
SD08 – Senator Bill DeSteph, R-Virginia Beach, 51.3%
SD10 – Senator Glenn Sturtevant, R-Chesterfield, 60.4%
SD12 – Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, 56.5%
SD13 – Senator Dick Black, R-Loudoun, 58.3%
SD17 – Senator Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, 52.2%
https://www.vpap.org/visuals/visual/2018-us-senate-results-state-senate-district/

All of these districts are flippable. We just have to find candidates to compete for every seat across the Commonwealth. Help Flip Virginia.

Herb Jones is a candidate for Virginia’s 3rd Senatorial District. Learn more about Herb at www.herbjonesforvirginia.com.




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