Polls closed in Virginia at 7 p.m. and early numbers are now rolling in from several key legislative races in the state:
UPDATE 9:20 PM: The tightest race of the night in Northern Virgina looks like the Democratic primary contest for the Fairfax Board of Supervisors Braddock District. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, former Fairfax County School Board member Janet Oleszek leads Christopher Wade, 50.4 percent to 49.5 percent.
As for the 13th Senate district race, the margin between Black and Stirrup would have to be 1 percent or less in order for Stirrup to request a recount, and it would have to be .5 percent or less in order for the state to pay for it.
UPDATE 8:55 PM: With 100 percent of precincts reporting in the 13th Senate district, Black leads Stirrup, 38.8 percent to 37.4 percent — or just 113 votes out of 8,094 tallied. Stirrup could decide to ask for a recount.
UPDATE 8:50 PM: David Ramadan has secured the Republican nomination in the new 87th House district, which includes Loudoun and Prince William. He leads real-estate broker Jo-Ann Chase, 56 percent to 44 percent, with a full 100 percent of precincts reporting.
In the 10th House district, which includes Clarke, Frederick and parts of Loudoun, lawyer Randy Minchew appears to have narrowly snagged the Republican nod over lawyer John Whitbeck and small-business owner Cara Townsend. With 100 percent reporting, Minchew had 40 percent to 38 percent for Whitbeck and 22 percent for Townsend.
At least two races remain close: In the 30th Senate district, Ebbin now leads Krupicka, 39 percent to 36 percent with 69 percent of precincts reporting. (Garvey trails with 25 percent.)
In the 37th Senate District Republican primary, Jason Flanary leads Steve Hunt, 54 percent to 46 percent, with 66 percent reporting. The district includes Fairfax, and the winner will face Sen. David W. Marsden (D).
UPDATE 8:25 PM: More winners are becoming clear.
In the Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Democratic primary, Theo Stamos easily clinched a victory over David Deane. Stamos leads, 82 percent to 18 percent, with 88 percent of precincts reporting.
In the 49th House District Democratic primary, Alfonso Lopez, who worked for the U.S. Small Business Administration and was former governor Timothy M. Kaine’s director of the Virginia Liaison Office, is the clear victor over Podesta Group’s Stephanie Clifford, leading 65 percent to 35 percent with 74 percent reporting.
Jeff Frederick is now the definite winner in the 36th Senate district, leading Tito Munoz 74 percent to 26 percent with 52 percent reporting. And Richard Black is the winner in the three-way 13th Senate district fight.
UPDATE 8:14 PM: Barbara Favola appears to have clinched victory in the highly-negative 31st district race. She leads Jaime Areizaga-Soto, 63 percent to 37 percent, with 72 percent of precincts reporting. Favola will now face Republican Caren Merrick in November. ●
ORIGINAL POST: In the 30th Senate District , with 46 percent of precincts reporting, Del. Adam Ebbin (Alexandria), narrowly leads the Democratic primary with 41 percent. Alexandria City Council member Rob Krupicka has 37 percent and Arlington School Board member Libby Garvey has 22 percent. The district includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax as well as Alexandria.
In the 31st Senate District Democratic primary, with 37 percent of precincts reporting, Arlington County Board member Barbara Favola leads Jaime Areizaga-Soto, who formerly worked for the general counsel’s office at the U.S. Agency for International Development, 65 percent to 35 percent. The district includes parts of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
In the 13th Senate District Republican primary, with 58 percent reporting, former Loudoun delegate Dick Black has 53 percent of the vote to 26 percent for John Stirrup and 21 percent for Robert FitzSimmonds. The new district covers parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties.
In the 36th Senate District Republican primary, with 26 percent reporting, Jeffrey M. Frederick, ousted leader of the Republican Party of Virginia and a former Prince William delegate, has 76 percent of the vote compared to 24 percent for Tito Munoz — better known as “Tito the Builder.”