Governor Bob McDonnell announces the date for the special election to fill the 11th district seat of Delegate Onzlee Ware.
It will take place on January 7th.
The current field of Democratic nominees includes Vice-Mayor Court Rosen, Sam Rasoul, Councilman Dave Trinkle, Trish White-Boyd and Keith Wheaton.
A firehouse primary will be held at the Roanoke Civic Center on December 7th.
Outgoing Roanoke City Sheriff Octavia Johnson is the only Republican to announce her candidacy.