In Virginia, there is an election every year. Thanks to the voters who did exercise their right to vote. How did we do?
Will the republicans regain control in the state senate? There is no announcement of a victory as of yet, Senator Edd Houck has represented the 17th district since 1984, but his challenger Republican Bryce Reeves has a slight lead in the race. Reeves has 50% of the votes to Houck’s 49%. A recount of the votes is possible.
If Reeves wins, the GOP and Democrats would be split at 20 seats apiece but Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling would break the possibility of any ties.
The republicans still have control over the House of Delegates but Delegate Joe Morrissey regained his seat with a 72% lead over his opponent Independent Dwayne Whitehead, Sr. with 27%
The race for the 16 district in the senate resulted in Senator Henry L. Marsh, III regaining his seat with 69% of the vote to Independent Preston T. Brown with 30%
The hot race was in Henrico County for Commonwealth’s Attorney, the underdog Democrat Shannon Taylor rose to the top with 45% over longtime Republican and former Delegate Bill Janis who ran as an independent with 38%; And, Republican Matt Geary came in at a distant third with 16%. Geary lost the county GOP’s support in September.
Democrat Pastor Tyrone Nelson won the Varina District Supervisor’s race in Henrico County. Nelson defeated 20 year Republican incumbent Jim Donati, JR. Nelson won the race by 53% to Donati’s 35%
Please view the 2011 General Election Results here ..https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Unofficial/8_p4_s.shtml
The State Board of Elections is a bi-partisan agency created in 1946 responsible for ensuring the fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
If you are a registered voter you cannot be denied the right to vote. Check your voter status or get registered to vote here at www.sbe.virginia.gov. Please fill out the voter application, print and mailed it to your local registrar or the State Board of Elections.
Absentee voting provides a means for qualified voters to participate in upcoming elections even though they may not be able to go to the polls on election day. Absentee voting in person begin at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in-person absentee voters on the Saturday before election day. http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Absentee_Voting/Index.html
“Your vote is your voice, your right and your power. A ‘no’ vote from you is a ‘yes’ vote for the candidate you don’t want in office” Miss Community Clooovia