Del. Nick Rush, R-Christiansburg, cruised to reelection Tuesday in the Republican-leaning Seventh House District.
Rush defeated Democrat Rhonda Seltz by a two-to-one margin to earn a fifth term
Incumbent Republican Nick Rush and his opponent, Democrat Rhonda Seltz, are both hoping to represent Virginia’s seventh district in the state House of Delegates next year. The 7th District covers all of Floyd County, as well as portions of Montgomery and Pulaski.
Four candidates are competing in two races in the New River Valley for seats in the House of Delegates.
Del. Chris Hurst, D-Blacksburg, is facing Republican Forrest Hite, and Del. Nick Rush, R-Christiansburg, is challenged by Democrat Rhonda Seltz.
Citing the strain of running a campaign, a Democrat running for a New River Valley-area House of Delegates seat withdrew from the race Monday.
Todd Fearer was trying to unseat Del. Nick Rush, R-Christiansburg, who is running for a fifth term to represent Floyd County and part of Montgomery and Pulaski counties. Health care advocate Rhonda Seltz will seek the Democratic nomination to replace Fearer.
A General Assembly panel voted to advance a no-excuse absentee voting bill from Del. Nick Rush, R-Christiansburg.
The rest of the bills related to absentee voting — offered by Democrats — did not survive the House of Delegates Privileges and Elections subcommittee on Tuesday.