Wexton Takes 10th District Seat From Comstock; Kaine is Re-elected to Senate

Wexton Takes 10th District Seat From Comstock; Kaine is Re-elected to Senate

Democratic challenger Jennifer T. Wexton is moving from the Virginia State Senate to the U.S. House of Representatives after unseating Republican Barbara J. Comstock for Virginia’s 10th District seat.

Wexton has served as the 33rd District Senator in the Virginia State Senate since 2014. Comstock leaves the House seat she held for two terms.

According to unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections, Wexton had won 54.9 percent of the votes with 98.6 percent of the precincts reporting.

In Loudoun County voting, Wexton carried almost 59 percent of the votes.

Early results indicated that incumbent Timothy M. Kaine defeated Republican challenger Corey A. Stewart to win another six-year term representing Virginia in the United States Senate.

Kaine, who is returning for his second term, was the Democratic candidate for vice president on the ticket with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. He has also served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia. Stewart is the chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

Kaine had 55.9 percent of the vote with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. CNN and other national media outlets had declared Kaine the winner.

In Loudoun County voting, Kaine won about 62 percent of the votes.

Two Virginia Constitutional Amendments were being approved in the General Election.

Constitutional Amendment Question 1 was on its way to passage with about 70 percent voting “Yes.”

That question was: Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?

Constitutional Amendment Question 2 was on its way to passing with 84 percent voting “Yes.” That questions asked: Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?

The Loudoun County Transportation Project Question passed with about 77 percent voting “Yes.” That question was: Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $152,585,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design and construct Braddock Road (Route 659 to Royal Hunter); the costs to design and construct segments of Crosstrail Boulevard; the costs to design and construct improvements to Evergreen Mills Road (Northstar to Stone Springs); the costs to design and construct improvements to Farmwell Road (Smith Switch to Ashburn Road); the costs to design and construct Intersection Improvements throughout the County; the costs to design and construct Prentice Drive; the costs to design and construct a Route 9/Route 287 Roundabout; the costs to design and construct Route 50 Corridor Improvements; and the costs of other public roadand transportation projects approved in the County’s Capital Improvement Program?

The Loudoun County School Project Question passed with about 75 percent voting “Yes.” That question was: Shall the County of Loudoun, Virginia contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum principal amount of $98,820,000 to finance, in whole or in part, the costs to design, construct, and equip ES-23 Dulles North Rlementary School; the costs to design, construct, and equip ES-29 Dulles South Elementary School; the costs to design, construct, and equip School Security Vestibules; and the costs of other public school facilities as requested by the Loudoun County School Board?

For Leesburg mayor, incumbent C. B. “Kelly” Burk easily won re-election with almost 59 percent of the votes. Thomas S. “Tom” Dunn II was second with about 26 percent and R. E. “Ron” Campbell was third with 15 percent.

For Leesburg Town Council, Fernando J. “Marty” Martinez (23.7 percent), Neil R. Steinberg (20.9 percent) and Suzanne D. Fox (20.1 percent) were elected to three open seats. Vanessa R. Maddox received 18.9 percent and Kari M. Nacy received 16.3 percent.

For Middleburg Town Council, Chris W. Bernard won with almost 57 percent while Kurt T. Abendschein received 43 percent.

 

Joseph Dill
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