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VaNews for Ben Hixon

17th District Democrat candidates offer stark contrast to incumbent

By SCOTT SHENK, Free Lance-Star (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

A pair of Democrats will face off in the June 11 primary to determine who gets to run for the 17th District Senate seat. ... Ben Hixon, a Culpeper County resident and computer programmer, and Albemarle County resident Amy Laufer, a former teacher and School Board member, both said incumbent Republican Sen. Bryce Reeves does not represent what they want in an elected leader.

VaNews June 5, 2019

Freitas, Webert re-elected, Keene upsets Hutchins

By JEFF SAY , Culpeper Times (Metered Paywall)

Culpeper County solidly voted Republican Tuesday night in the 2017 election. In stark contrast to the rest of the state, Culpeper re-elected two Republican delegates – Nick Freitas (District 30) and Michael Webert (District 18).

VaNews November 10, 2017

Jobs, health care and opioids


Nick Freitas and Ben Hixon took turns answering questions during Rural Madison’s House of Delgates Candidate Forum last Thursday. Republican incumbent Freitas is a father of three and a veteran who believes the government’s role is to protect liberty and property rights. Libertarian Democrat Hixon is a computer program who believes the role of government is to secure freedoms...

VaNews October 20, 2017

Ben Hixon is Democratic nominee in District 30 House race

By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION, Culpeper Star Exponent (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

First-time political candidate Ben Hixon, of Culpeper, has been selected as the Democratic nominee in the District 30 House of Delegates race. The 34-year-old computer programmer narrowly won the nomination by one vote at local caucus Saturday with members of the Culpeper, Orange and Madison Democratic committees choosing him over would-be candidate Annette Hyde, a yoga teacher from Madison.

VaNews May 2, 2017