Last Saturday, Republicans and Democrats held their nominating conventions remaining 1st Congressional District term of Jo Ann Davis. In short order, the Democrats nominated Phil Forgit. After a number of ballots, the Republicans nominated Rob Wittman (I don’t see that he has a campaign website set up, but his bio can be read here.)
Lucky R. Narain, 28, of Yorktown, describes himself as a “conservative independent,” and on Tuesday he filed nominating petitions with the State Board of Elections.
Narain went to Tabb High School and graduated from Christopher Newport University.
He received a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and studied law at Fordham University.
He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.
He currently works as a grant writer.
Assuming his signatures are valid, we now have three candidates in this extremely short race. Narain faces a much steeper hill than the other two, which is why I find his entry into the race curious.
On a related note – I’ve been thinking about what the process would be to fill Wittman’s seat should he manage to win the election. (Not predicting, mind you, just looking ahead.) A special election would be necessary, right? But with the 60-day blackout period required prior to a general or primary election, plus the 30 days that the poll books have to be closed, are we looking at mid-March before the election could be held?