Del. Charles Poindexter will continue to represent voters in the 9th District after easily defeating a Democratic challenger Tuesday.
Political newcomer Stephanie Cook, 30, sought to unseat Poindexter, R-Franklin County.
Both state and local races will be decided in Tuesday’s general election.
All voters in Martinsville, Henry County and Patrick County will join their counterparts statewide in electing a governor, lieutenant governor and state attorney general. The area’s three House of Delegates seats also are up for grabs, but only one incumbent is being challenged.
For the first time since 2011, voters in the 9th District will see two names on the ballot Nov. 7 for their House of Delegates seat.
Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Franklin, first elected in 2007, is challenged by Democrat and political newcomer Stephanie Cook
Del. Charles Poindexter and his challenger in Virginia’s 9th District race, Stephanie Cook, faced off at a candidate forum Wednesday evening, sharing their views on health care, sanctuary cities and the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.
An independent candidate that planned to oppose Del. Charles Poindexter for the 9th District House of Delegates seat failed to qualify for the November ballot.
Justin Washer of Bassett, who entered the race as a Republican and, failing to secure the party nomination, ran as an independent, exited the race last month.
A former primary opponent to Del. Charles Poindexter will run as independent because his petitions were declined by the Republican Party.
Justin Washer, from Bassett, did not collect the required number of signatures to make it on the June 13 primary ballot to oppose Poindexter, R-Franklin.