Michael L. Durig

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger


Durig graduated from Wright State University in 1979 with a BS in music education and from Norfolk State University in 2004 with a master’s in music. Durig entered military service in 1992 as a Navy Bandsman and worked with the Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk until an honorable discharge in 2000. Durig also worked as the owner of a live music contracting business until 2021 and taught in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach City Public Schools until his retirement in 2019. This is Durig’s first experience running for public office [7].

Key Issues


Durig wants to reform the Virginia education system by limiting the influence of “progressive federal programs” and instead focusing on community needs in education by reforming Standards of Learning in Virginia. Durig believes that education should prioritize teaching children problem-solving skills and that parents should have a significant influence over their children’s education [4].


Durig wants to limit the flow of “illegal immigrants” into the Tidewater area and implement legislation that will improve the state’s ability to document immigrant populations and identify potential threats to public safety among them [4].


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2 Virginian Pilot
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