Democratic incumbent Shannon Taylor fended off Republican Tony Pham on Tuesday to win a second term as Henrico County commonwealth's attorney.
In the other two county constitutional office races, heavily favored incumbent Michael L. Wade won the race for sheriff over James Layne, while Heidi S. Barshinger bested Tinesha M. Jackson in the open race for clerk of court.
Tony Pham will be the Republican candidate running in November against incumbent Shannon Taylor for the Henrico County prosecutor’s job.
In last week’s too-close-to-call primary that was marred by erroneous vote totals, Pham emerged under official tallies as the 67-vote victor over his chief rival, longtime defense lawyer Jeffrey L. Everhart.
Newly released voting totals for Henrico County show that Tony H. Pham is the apparent winner of the Tuesday primary for the Republican nomination for commonwealth’s attorney.
In a reversal that officials attributed to a faulty report from a single precinct, Pham’s tally has gone from the 7,277 votes reported Tuesday night to 7,381 votes.
The 32-vote margin of apparent victory for lawyer Jeffrey L. Everhart remains in flux in the Henrico County Republican primary for commonwealth’s attorney.
Henrico Registrar Mark J. Coakley said Wednesday that 31 ballots cast Tuesday in Henrico were sealed as provisional because of possible errors, including incorrect addresses or names.
A Republican candidate for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney revised an announcement of endorsements from three sheriffs just three hours after its release Friday.
Early in the afternoon, Tony Pham proclaimed endorsements from sheriffs in Chesterfield and Caroline counties and the city of Hopewell. Three hours later, Pham acknowledged that Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa had backed out.