Today, Democrats of the 33rd Senate District nominated Jennifer Wexton to follow Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in representing Loudoun and Fairfax in the Virginia Senate.
In a fast, fair, and hard-fought campaign for the nomination, both Sheila Olem and Jennifer Wexton reached out to the Democrats with a focus on the local concerns of the 33rd District, and the need to carry on the valuable, common-sense legacy of Mark Herring. As a result of their great efforts, over eleven-hundred Democrats came out to vote on a chilly Saturday at the three polling locations setup and maintained by dedicated Democratic volunteers across the 33rd District. » Read more..
Leesburg’s own Sen. Mark Herring claimed victory Tuesday night in the tightly contested Attorney General race. After a week-log canvass, all local Boards of Election finalized their results, and Sen. Herring won the AG race by 163 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast. The state Board needs to certify the results by Nov. 25, at which point Republican Mark Obenshain will likely request a recount, a process that will drag well into December.
The Herring campaign issued the following statement Tuesday night:
Mark Herring has won the race for Virginia Attorney General. After a thorough and complete canvass, Herring defeated his opponent Senator Mark Obenshain.
“Voters in Virginia have spoken, their voices have been heard and I am honored to have won their votes and their trust to become Virginia’s next Attorney General,” Attorney General-elect Herring said. “Over the course of the past week, a thorough and extensive process has ensured that every vote has been tallied and accounted for. The margin was close, but it is clear that Virginians have chosen me to serve as the next Attorney General.
“Today we begin the process of governing. I look forward to working with Virginians from all regions and all background, Democrats, Independents and Republicans to move our Commonwealth forward,” Attorney General-elect Herring added.
Following the vote canvass – a process overseen by bipartisan Boards of Elections in every locality, as well as volunteers and official observers from both parties to audit the voting process and ensure votes are tabulated correctly – Herring came out ahead of Obenshain.
RICHMOND — The Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Delegate Charniele Herring released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
“Today, we honor the incredible courage and bravery of all of America’s veterans, who have sacrificed so much to protect the rights and freedoms that we come to expect as a nation. Their sacrifice is endless, and for that we owe them our thanks each and every day.
“Democrats across the Commonwealth are forever grateful for not only those brave servicemen and women who have answered the call of duty as members of the United States military but also their families – our families are safer because of you.”