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Democratic Primary Tuesday

Pulaski County and Virginia Democrats will have the chance to head to the polls Tuesday to settle once and for all who will be victorious in the tightly knit race between the party’s three candidates for governor.
Polling has each of the candidates running neck and neck in these last few days before Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
Voters can cast their ballots anytime between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Vying for the governor’s nomination is State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, former Democratic national chairman Terry R. McAuliffe and former House of Delegates Democratic Caucus leader Brian Moran.
Deeds, 51, of Bath County, announced he would seek the Democratic nod for governor in early 2008.
In 2005, he ran for attorney general, but lost by only 323 votes out of nearly 2 million.
Deeds was elected to state Senate in 2001 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Emily Couric. He went on to win a full term in 2003 and then was re-elected in 2007.
A former commonwealth’s attorney, he was a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2001.
Deeds has a bachelor’s degree from Concord College and a law degree from Wake Forest University.
McAuliffe, a 52, owned and operated his own driveway-sealing company in Syracuse, N.Y. at the age of 14.
He has an extensive background in the political arena including: working for the re-election campaign of President Jimmy Carter; serving as finance director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and for the presidential bid of U.S. Rep. Richard Gepardt; and serving as finance chairman of the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign.
McAuliffe also was chairman of the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee; chief fundraiser for the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.; chairman, Democratic National Convention; and chairman of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and graduated form Georgetown University Law School.
Moran, 49, of Alexandria is a private practice lawyer who was elected to the House of Delegates in 1996. He was House Democratic Caucus chairman from 2001-2008, but he resigned in December to run for governor.
Moran was a prosecutor in Arlington County from 1989 to 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree from Framingham (Mass.) State College and a law degree from Catholic University.
Also on the ballot Tuesday will be the race for lieutenant governor. In that race, small business owner Jody M. Wagner is facing off against A. Michael Signer, a senior national security policy fellow at think tank Third Way. Jon I. Bowerbank withdrew from the race May 18.
Wagner, 53, of Virginia Beach served as Virginia finance secretary from 2006 to 2008, and state treasurer from 2002 to 2006. She is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Small Business Authority.
She has a law degree from Vanderbilt University of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Signer, 36, from Arlington, was deputy counselor to former Gov. Mark Warner, a member of Barack Obama’s Veterans Policy Development Team and an adviser to the State Department transition in 2008. He also served as senior strategist for Congressman Tom Perriello’s narrow victory over former Rep. Virgil Goode last November and was a foreign policy adviser for John Edwards’ presidential campaign.
A national security consultant at the Center for American Progress, Moran also is principal of the Truman National Security Project.
Besides receiving a doctorate in political science from U.C.-Berkeley, he also has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
The county’s 12 precincts are housed in eight locations throughout the county:

CLOYD DISTRICT:
•Belspring Precinct – Belspring United Methodist Church, 7639 Stillwater Drive.
•New River Precinct – Fairlawn Fire Department, 7358 Peppers Ferry Blvd.
•West Cloyd Precinct – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Circle.

DRAPER DISTRICT:
•Draper Precinct – Draper Fire Department, 4380 Academy Street.
•South Pulaski Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.
•Newbern Precinct – Dublin Lions Club, 100 Lyons Club Drive.

INGLES DISTRICT:
•Dublin Precinct – Dublin Lions Club, 100 Lyons Club Drive.
•Hiwassee – Hiwassee Fire Department, 2273 Julia Simpkins Road.
•Snowville Precinct – Snowville Elementary School, 4858 Lead Mines Road.

MASSIE DISTRICT:
•Massie Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.
•Walker Precinct – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Circle.

ROBINSON DISTRICT:
•Robinson Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.

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Democratic Primary Tuesday

Pulaski County and Virginia Democrats will have the chance to head to the polls Tuesday to settle once and for all who will be victorious in the tightly knit race between the party’s three candidates for governor.
Polling has each of the candidates running neck and neck in these last few days before Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
Voters can cast their ballots anytime between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Vying for the governor’s nomination is State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, former Democratic national chairman Terry R. McAuliffe and former House of Delegates Democratic Caucus leader Brian Moran.
Deeds, 51, of Bath County, announced he would seek the Democratic nod for governor in early 2008.
In 2005, he ran for attorney general, but lost by only 323 votes out of nearly 2 million.
Deeds was elected to state Senate in 2001 in a special election to fill the seat of the late Emily Couric. He went on to win a full term in 2003 and then was re-elected in 2007.
A former commonwealth’s attorney, he was a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2001.
Deeds has a bachelor’s degree from Concord College and a law degree from Wake Forest University.
McAuliffe, a 52, owned and operated his own driveway-sealing company in Syracuse, N.Y. at the age of 14.
He has an extensive background in the political arena including: working for the re-election campaign of President Jimmy Carter; serving as finance director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and for the presidential bid of U.S. Rep. Richard Gepardt; and serving as finance chairman of the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign.
McAuliffe also was chairman of the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee; chief fundraiser for the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.; chairman, Democratic National Convention; and chairman of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and graduated form Georgetown University Law School.
Moran, 49, of Alexandria is a private practice lawyer who was elected to the House of Delegates in 1996. He was House Democratic Caucus chairman from 2001-2008, but he resigned in December to run for governor.
Moran was a prosecutor in Arlington County from 1989 to 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree from Framingham (Mass.) State College and a law degree from Catholic University.
Also on the ballot Tuesday will be the race for lieutenant governor. In that race, small business owner Jody M. Wagner is facing off against A. Michael Signer, a senior national security policy fellow at think tank Third Way. Jon I. Bowerbank withdrew from the race May 18.
Wagner, 53, of Virginia Beach served as Virginia finance secretary from 2006 to 2008, and state treasurer from 2002 to 2006. She is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Small Business Authority.
She has a law degree from Vanderbilt University of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Signer, 36, from Arlington, was deputy counselor to former Gov. Mark Warner, a member of Barack Obama’s Veterans Policy Development Team and an adviser to the State Department transition in 2008. He also served as senior strategist for Congressman Tom Perriello’s narrow victory over former Rep. Virgil Goode last November and was a foreign policy adviser for John Edwards’ presidential campaign.
A national security consultant at the Center for American Progress, Moran also is principal of the Truman National Security Project.
Besides receiving a doctorate in political science from U.C.-Berkeley, he also has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
The county’s 12 precincts are housed in eight locations throughout the county:

CLOYD DISTRICT:
•Belspring Precinct – Belspring United Methodist Church, 7639 Stillwater Drive.
•New River Precinct – Fairlawn Fire Department, 7358 Peppers Ferry Blvd.
•West Cloyd Precinct – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Circle.

DRAPER DISTRICT:
•Draper Precinct – Draper Fire Department, 4380 Academy Street.
•South Pulaski Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.
•Newbern Precinct – Dublin Lions Club, 100 Lyons Club Drive.

INGLES DISTRICT:
•Dublin Precinct – Dublin Lions Club, 100 Lyons Club Drive.
•Hiwassee – Hiwassee Fire Department, 2273 Julia Simpkins Road.
•Snowville Precinct – Snowville Elementary School, 4858 Lead Mines Road.

MASSIE DISTRICT:
•Massie Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.
•Walker Precinct – New River Valley Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Circle.

ROBINSON DISTRICT:
•Robinson Precinct – Central Gym, 143 Third Street, N.W.

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