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Terry McAuliffe elected governor in close race

Published 10:31am Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FRANKLIN—Democrat Terry McAuliffe will be the next governor of Virginia following a race that came down to the wire.

With 98.11 percent of precincts reporting, McAuliffe received 47.43 percent of the vote, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli received 45.81, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis received 6.62 percent, and .14 percent voted for a write-in candidate.

With all 15 precincts reporting, Cuccinelli took Isle of Wight County with 53.85 percent of the vote. In Franklin, McAuliffe won 59.17 percent of the vote with all 7 precincts reporting. With all precincts reporting, Cuccinelli won in Southampton County with 50.45 percent of the vote.

Democrat Ralph S. Northam, of Norfolk, was elected lieutenant governor with 54.88 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the precincts reporting. He defeated Republican E.W. Jackson.

At 11 p.m., the attorney general race was too close to call. Republican Mark D. Obenshain had 50.02 percent of the vote, while Democrat Mark R. Herring had 49.97 percent.

For the House of Delegates, Republican Rick L. Morris was reelected to the 64th district. He ran unopposed. The district includes parts of Isle of Wight and Southampton counties and parts of the City of Franklin.

Democrat Roslyn C. Tyler was reelected for the 75th district for the House of Delegates with 62.66 percent of the vote, with 76 out of 76 precincts reporting. She was challenged by Republican Alvin L. “Al” Peschke, who received 37.27 percent of the vote. The district includes parts of Isle of Wight and Southampton counties and parts of the City of Franklin.

Locally, with all three precincts reporting, independent Tina L. Hill was elected as the Hardy District representative for the Isle of Wight County School Board with 50.83 percent of the vote. She defeated Independent Alvin W. Wilson, who claimed 48.45 percent of the vote. This is the seat formerly occupied by Herb DeGroft, who decided not to run following the public revelation of controversial emails that he and Newport District Supervisor Byron “Buzz” Bailey had privately shared with co-workers.

Incumbent Independent Robert L. Eley, running unopposed, was elected to the Carrsville district seat on the school board.

Independent Rudolph Jefferson of Smithfield, running unopposed, was elected to the Hardy District seat for the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors. He is replacing Chairperson JoAnn Hall, who announced earlier this year that she would not run.

Also running unopposed, Independent Rex Alphin of Walters was reelected to represent the Carrsville district on the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors.

In Franklin, Brenda B. Rickman was elected commissioner of revenue, while Dinah M. Babb was elected treasurer. Both Independent candidates were incumbents running unopposed.

These results are unofficial results. Election results are made official after the county and state canvass of votes occurs. No more than seven days after the election, the county canvass will happen. No more than 27 days after an election, the state canvass of votes occurs.

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