This BLT post says that Senator Webb and Senator Warner have sent to the White House seven names for the two vacant district court judgeships in the E.D. Va., and they are:
"Joanne Alper, a circuit court judge in Arlington; David Novak, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District; Jeri Somers, an administrative law judge at the Department of Transportation; Jonathan Thacher, a circuit court judge in Fairfax; and Anthony Trenga, a partner at D.C.'s Miller & Chevalier. The two downstate candidates are Mark Davis, a circuit court judge in Portsmouth, and Dennis Dohnal, a magistrate judge in the Richmond-based office of the Eastern District."
Dohnal is the subject of this interesting interview, Alper is profiled here, and a short bio of Thacher appears here.
The VLW blog had this post.
VLW also has an article that says Justice Lemons of the Virginia Supreme Court was the most widely-endorsed candidate for the vacancies on the Fourth Circuit, along with Charlottesville litigator Thomas Albro.