2013 elections review: Pair of incumbents upset in quiet Virginia primaries
By Ballotpedia's State legislative teams
There were 11 contested primaries for House seats.
|Contested Primaries in Virginia -- June 11, 2013|
| State Legislature |
|Total Democratic Contested Primaries||3 (3%)|
|Total Republican Contested Primaries||8 (8%)|
Virginia's legislative primaries yielded a pair of defeats for incumbent legislators. The defeated incumbents were supporters of a recently passed transportation bill that increases sales and gas taxes to improve roadways. The successful challengers lodged primary challenges in part to protest the bill's passage, which they called the biggest tax increase in the state's history.
- Mark J. Berg defeated Beverly Sherwood in District 29.
- Dave A. LaRock defeated Joe T. May in District 33.
Five incumbents were able to fend off primary challenges in Tuesday's primaries.
- C. Todd Gilbert defeated Mark W. Prince in District 15.
- Bill Howell defeated Craig E. Ennis in District 28.
- Bobby Orrock defeated Dustin R. Curtis in District 54.
- Roz Dance defeated Evandra D. Thompson in District 63.
- Algie Howell defeated Richard James in District 90.
Four House primaries did not feature challenges to incumbents.
- Jeffrey L. Campbell defeated Jack Weaver in District 6.
- Les R. Adams defeated Kenneth L. Bowman in District 16.
- Scott W. Taylor (Virginia) defeated Gary C. Byler and T. Jeremy Waters in District 85.
- Jennifer B. Boysko defeated Herbert C. Kemp defeated in District 86.