RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WFXR) – Virginia Democrats are taking full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.
Democrats won majorities in both the state House and Senate in Tuesday’s legislative election. This is the third election in a row that Virginia Democrats have made significant gains since President Donald Trump was elected.
The win will give Democrats control of the legislature and governorship for the first time in 26 years. Democrats have pledged to pass new gun restrictions and raise the minimum wage once in power.
Virginia is the only state with legislative elections this year where partisan control was up for grabs. Much of the contest centered on how voters feel about Trump and his possible impeachment.
In Bedford County, Mike Miller was elected sheriff while Whit Clark won the sheriff’s race in neighboring Campbell County.
There were no upsets in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area races. These are some of the biggest races from the region:
- Amherst County Sheriff: E.W. Viar re-elected
- Bedford County Sheriff: Mike Miller elected
- Campbell County Sheriff: Whit Clark elected
- Danville Pari-Mutuel Gaming: Approved
- Henry County Sheriff: Lane Perry re-elected
- House District 7: Nick Rush re-elected
- House District 8: Joseph McNamara re-elected
- House District 12: Chris Hurst re-elected
- House District 14: Danny Marshall re-elected
- House District 16: Les Adams re-elected
- House District 22: Kathy Byron re-elected
- House District 24: Ronnie Campbell re-elected
- House District 59: Matt Fariss re-elected
- House District 60: James Edmunds re-elected
- Roanoke County Board of Supervisors (Cave Spring): Paul Mahoney elected
- Roanoke County Sheriff: Eric Orange re-elected
- Senate District 19: David Suetterlein re-elected
- Senate District 20: William Stanley re-elected
- Senate District 22: Mark Peake re-elected
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