How sweet it is! Republicans control Richmond! We won Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and the House of Delegates. Virginia isn’t just purple, it’s RED.
As of today, Republicans control the Virginia House of Delegates 52 to 48 after flipping 7 seats in yesterday’s election. Republican Tim Anderson beat Nancy Guy in the 83rd. In district 12 incumbent Democrat Chris Hurst lost to Republican Jason Ballard. In the 28th district Democrat Joshua Cole lost to Republican Tara Durant. Republican Kim Taylor beat Lashrecse Aird in the 63rd district by a mere 741 votes. Republican Otto Wachsmann defeated Del. Roslyn Tyler in the 75th district. In the 85th district Republican Karen Greenhalgh has beaten incumbent Democrat Delegate Alex Askew. Republican challenger A.C. Cardoza has beaten incumbent Martha Mugler in the 91st district.
Republican leader in the House Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:
“Virginia voters made an historic statement, delivering a clear rebuke of the failed policies of the last two years and electing Republicans up and down the ballot.
“In addition to electing Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, and Jason Miyares, voters have given Republicans a majority in the House of Delegates. We have clearly won six seats previously held by Democrats and we are excited to welcome Jason Ballard, Tara Durant, Kim Taylor, Otto Wachsmann, Tim Anderson, and A.C. Cordoza to the oldest continually-elected legislative body in the new world. Congratulations to each of them, as well as Mike Cherry, Marie March, Phil Scott, and Wren Williams on their elections.
“We are grateful to Virginians who place their trust in us, and we look forward to immediately going to work with Governor-elect Youngkin and his administration to restore fiscal order, give parents the voice they deserve in education, and keep our Commonwealth safe. Our work begins now.”
Delegate Gilbert is likely to be the new Speaker of the House and he will do an excellent job for us.
It’s morning in Virginia!