Culpeper Government News
On Tuesday night, state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd) declared victory in the too-close-to-call race for Virginia attorney general after localities completed their canvassing of tallied votes from last Tuesday, Nov. 5. State Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26th), however, did not concede to Herring nor did he announce that he would pursue a recount.
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*Updated* The race for attorney general produced is still too close to call after the dust settled from Election Day on Tuesday as state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-26th) holds a 286-vote lead over state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd) out of nearly 2.2 million votes cast.
In the 31st House of Delegates district, which makes up parts of Prince William and Fauquier, Democratic challenger Jeremy McPike trailed state Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R) by 234 votes, creating a 1.02 percent margin of difference between the candidates.
With a simple message stating, "We Won!!!" on his campaign page, Democratic nominee Michael Futrell declared victory over state Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-2nd) following Tuesday night's election showing Futrell with a 223-vote margin. However, the Virginia State Board of Elections did not report the vote totals for one Stafford County precinct as of 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.
For the second time in four years, United States Air Force veteran John Bell (D) conceded a race for the House of Delegates to an incumbent, this time against state Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) in a race decided by 195 votes, less than one percent of the vote. That margin is actually an improvement for Ramadan compared to 2011, when he won his first term by 51 votes.
Loree Williams defeated interim Prince William School Board member Steven Keen for the Woodbridge seat on the county School Board by a 61.29 percent to 38.13 percent margin. Williams is now set to complete the final two years of Denita Ramirez's term, following her resignation last year.
While Prince William County carried Terry McAuliffe to victory at the gubernatorial level, three local races for the House of Delegates were separated by 1 percentage point with most precincts reporting.
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