Denver Riggleman (born March 17, 1970) is an American businessman and politician. He is the Representative-elect for Virginia's 5th Congressional district. A former U.S. Air Force officer and National Security Agency contractor, Riggleman opened a craft distillery in Virginia in 2014.
Rob Bell (born April 23, 1967) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2002. In 2013, Bell ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Attorney General of Virginia.
Emmett Wilson Hanger Jr. is an American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, when he was unseated by Creigh Deeds. Since 1996 he has been a member of the Senate of Virginia. He currently represents the 24th district.
Annette Hyde, from Madison County, has already announced her candidacy to run for Virginia's 24th District Senate seat in 2019. The seat is currently held by Emmett Hanger (R) and she said she didn't think he should run unopposed for another term, after 20 years in office. With the wave of Democratic victories in the 2017 election, she believes she can help flip the Senate to Democratic control in 2019. She's running for office because she cares about her friends and neighbors and what happens to them. Her views on many issues can be found on her website: