Election Virginia

Results roll in for the 2018 Virginia primary elections

VIRGINIA - Several candidates went into the 2018 Virginia primaries hopeful; however, only a few will take the nomination and move on to the general election come November.

Virginia's First Congressional District race had three democrats running to take on the incumbent Republican Robert Wittman.

Vangie Williams is the apparent winner with 40 percent of the votes. One of her career highlights was creating the TSA program and hiring nearly 70,000 airport security screeners after 9/11.

Williams has humble beginnings as she used to be homeless as a teen. She is a mother to six daughters, and is currently working towards a doctor of business administration degree.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Williams is the apparent winner. She supports gun reform, Medicare for all, competitive wages for teachers and fixing traffic issues.

In Virginia's Sixth Congressional District election, four democrats are ran for the seat that retiring Bob Goodlatte will be leaving open. Goodlatte is retiring after 11 terms.

The winner of the Democratic party will face State Delegate Ben Cline, who is a former staffer for Goodlatte and won the nominating convention in May.

In this race, Jennifer Lynn Lewis is the apparent winner with 50 percent of the votes. Lewis is from Augusta County. She is a mental health worker, community advocate and a leader in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Peter Volosin trailed behind with 27 percent of the vote. Volosin raised the most money, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

In the 10th District, Senator Jennifer Wexton is the projected winner. She was seen as the front runner who also had Governor Ralph Northam's endorsement. Wexton was first elected in a 2014 special election.

Alison Friedman took 24 percent of the votes. Friedman worked at the State Department under President Obama.

Six Democrats in total wanted to challenge Republican representative Barbara Comstock. According to Census data, the 10th District has some of the richest counties in the nation and is family focused. Records show half of the households have children.

Wexton will face incumbent Comstock in the general election come November. Comstock is confident in her experience in Congress and her time in the General Assembly. She said she has worked closely with businesses in the district and understands the area as a resident.


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