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Jovanka Beckles


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-15 90405 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Jovanka Doreen Beckles
Born: July 31, 1963 in Panama City, Panama
Married: Nicole Valentino

2010-Present: Member, Richmond City Council
2020: Delegate, Democratic National Convention (Sanders)

  • CLOSE CONTEST: During the 2018 Primary, Dan Kalb ended Election Night leading third-place challenger Jovanka Beckles by 182 votes. Four days later, on June 9th, Beckles pulled ahead by 284 votes. By June 11th, Kalb was again in the lead, this time by 575 votes. The lead grew to 793 on June 11th. On June 13th, Beckles regained the second-place position, with 295 vote lead over Kalb. On June 14th, Kalb conceded the election. The final vote count saw Beckles win by 726 votes.