Republicans swept all but one of the Fredericksburg region’s House of Delegates races Tuesday.
In an apparent upset, incumbent Republican Del. Mark Dudenhefer lost his 2nd District seat to Democrat Michael Futrell.
The winner of the 55th House District seat will bring a new face to Virginia’s General Assembly.
The district—represented since 2010 by Del. John Cox, who is retiring—includes Hanover County and parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties.
October campaign finance reports filed Monday show wide differences in political party backing among House of Delegates races across the Fredericksburg area.
Some are seeing relatively heavy investment from the state parties, although none are as heavy as a handful of hotly contested races in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
After having served in the Marine Corps for eight years and three deployments as an intelligence officer — ultimately being ranked captain — Libertarian Christopher G. Sullivan hopes to help Virginia government become leaner and more focused on priorities.
When asked what he believes makes him the best 55th District candidate, Republican Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler Jr. summed it up in a word: “Experience.”
In a Thursday night forum, candidates for the 55th District of the Virginia House of Delegates each said they rank education as a top priority — including manageable class sizes.
Republican Hyland “Buddy” Fowler Jr. and Democrat Toni Radler said the state needs to set its priorities straight to ensure adequate education funding.
While the Virginia governor’s race is getting most of the attention in this fall’s political campaigns, many voters in the Fredericksburg region will have a choice of House of Delegates candidates as well.
Out of nine House districts located in the area, five are contested.
Three of those cover parts of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Caroline.
Voters in Hanover, Caroline and Spotsylvania counties have a contest for the House of Delegates.
Democrat Toni Radler, a Hanover County resident and community activist, recently announced that she is seeking the 55th District seat of Del. John A. Cox, R-Hanover, who is retiring after two terms
Hanover Democrat Toni Radler says she’s running for the 55th House of Delegates district.
That district is primarily a Hanover seat, but includes parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties.
It is currently held by Del. John Cox, a Republican who has decided to retire at the end of this term.
In the 28th House district in Stafford, held by House Speaker Bill Howell, Craig Ennis has filed to challenge Howell for the Republican nomination.
The two will run in a party primary June 11.