Del. Joe McNamara kept the 8th House of Delegates District in Republican hands Tuesday, winning a convincing victory over Democrat Darlene Lewis.
McNamara, R-Roanoke County, will return to Richmond for his first full two-year term in the House.
Less than a year after joining the General Assembly, two Republican legislators from the region are running for reelection.
Dels. Joe McNamara, R-Roanoke County, and Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge, who won seats last year in special elections, are facing Democrats next month to earn their first full term in the House of Delegates. McNamara is opposed by Darlene Lewis, and Campbell has a rematch with Christian Worth on Nov. 5.
Joe McNamara is heading to the Virginia House of Delegates with the promises of a red-blooded Republican, from reining in spending to avoiding tax increases.
But the former Roanoke County supervisor is also a supporter of municipal broadband, where taxpayer funds are used to subsidize a government-owned internet service provider that competes directly with private companies like Comcast and Verizon.
With a win in the 8th District special election, Joe McNamara helped Republicans to maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.
With 90 percent of precincts reporting at 10:45 p.m., McNamara had 63 percent of the vote.
Longtime Roanoke County Supervisor Joe McNamara has secured the Republican nomination in the House of Delegates race to replace Del. Greg Habeeb, R-Salem.
McNamara was the only person to file by the Thursday deadline and will face Democrat Carter Turner in a Nov. 6 special election
Roanoke County primary voters endorsed the county’s current direction Tuesday and rejected pitches for a fiscally stricter approach to government.
Republican voters in three districts backed Hollins District challenger Phil North and re-nominated two incumbents: Vinton District Supervisor Jason Peters and Windsor Hills District Supervisor Joe McNamara.
For the first time in eight years, Roanoke County Republicans are going with a primary to pick their next slate of nominees for the board of supervisors.
Candidates vying for the GOP nomination will appear on the June 13 primary ballot alongside the contenders running for statewide office or House of Delegates.