Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Who Won and Who Lost in Yesterday's Election? Do You Have a New Representative? Find Out!

Yesterday was Election Day and here are the results. 

First in the Special Election to fill Virginia State Senate seat (formally Senator Henry Marsh) of the 16th District the winner as expected was State Delegate Rosalyn Dance –D.  As this was officially a Special Election she will be sworn in as a State Senator in the very near future. Her House/Delegate seat for the 63rd District (including Chesterfield County /part, Dinwiddie County/part, Prince George County/part, Hopewell/part and Petersburg) will now require a Special Election. Stay tuned for a list of candidates and the selected date for this upcoming Special Election in Virginia. 

Now onto the Federal seats (in Washington, D.C.) that were up for election in Virginia. 

U.S. Congress: 

1st District :
            Robert Wittman-R                     Incumbent 

                Scott Rigell-R                              Incumbent

                Bobby Scott-D                             Incumbent 

4th District :
                J. Randy Forbes-R                    Incumbent 

5th District :
                Robert Hurt-R                           Incumbent 

6th District :
                Bob Goodlatte-R                       Incumbent 

7th District :
                David A. BratR                     Newly Elected
This election was declared a Special Election by Governor McAuliffe because former Representative Eric Cantor stepped down back in August. That means David Brat will be sworn in as a U.S. Congressman in the very near future and go to Washington, D.C to finish the 2014 term instead of waiting until mid-January 2015 like the other newly elected Virginia Representatives.