Francis Edwards wins Democratic nomination for 99th District House of Delegates seat; Northam, Fairfax win Democratic nominations for governor, lt. governor

In the June 13 primary election, Francis Edwards won the Democratic nomination for the 99th District Virginia House of Delegates seat.  Edwards will face incumbent Republican Margaret Ransone in November.

Edwards received 1,827 votes to fellow Democrat Vivian Messner’s 1,551.

Edwards released the following statement on election night:

Thanks to your votes and hard work, I am now honored and humbled to be your Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates in the 99th District!

I am fired up and ready for the task ahead.  In her last election, only 3.3 out of 10 people voted for the incumbent. Yes, you read that correctly only 3.3 out of 10! Today 6 out of 10 want a change in representation, and Tuesday’s turnout was a sure indication that the Northern Neck is ready for a new delegate in Richmond! I am confident that we have a campaign strategy that will bring us victory.

 I will show up, stand up and work for you, but I can’t do it alone.  I need your help and am asking for your volunteer efforts as we work for a win in November.  Part of the reason for our success last night was due to Primary Day efforts by a number of volunteers working at the polls.  In the days ahead we will be asking for your help in phone banking and going door to door in your neighborhood to help turn out the vote for a November victory.


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In the statewide races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam defeated Tom Perriello for the Democratic nomination as governor.

Justin Fairfax received the Democratic Party nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Northam and Fairfax will face Republicans Ed Gillespie and Jill Vogel in the November general election.

For full election results, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Northumberland Democrats meeting: June 15

The Northumberland County Democratic Party will meet on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 7 PM at the Library in Heathsville.  If you wish, bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM. 
This meeting will include a campaign financing and political action presentation by vice chairman Joe Schlatter.  Dave Cariens will discuss writing letters to the editor and news releases. 
The Committee will discuss involvement in the General Election in November.