Virginia’s Second Congressional District will now be represented by a Democrat. Elaine Luria narrowly defeated incumbent Congressman Scott Taylor 51 to 49% in yesterday’s election. Taylor was elected in 2016 defeating Randy Forbes.
The congresswoman elect released the following statement. “I am honored to once again answer the call to serve our country and look forward to representing Virginia’s Second District in Congress. I want to thank all of my supporters who worked so hard, and I want to thank Congressman Taylor for his service to our country and this district”.
Lauria had this to say Tuesday night.
“I have always been honest about what kind of leader I will be — an independent voice who will put country over party and lead in a bipartisan way. While I will always look for common ground, while I will always be willing to listen, I will never compromise when it comes the Coastal Virginia values of decency, community, and service to country that we all hold dear.”
Elaine Luria is the Democratic Congresswoman-Elect for Virginia’s Second Congressional District, which includes all of Accomack and Northampton Counties, the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, as well as portions of Norfolk, Hampton, and York and James City Counties.
Statewide the winner of the Virginia Senate seat was Senator and former Governor Tim Kaine. Kaine easily defeated Corey Stewart with 55.5% of the vote to 42.6% for Stewart.
In Accomack County Corey Stewart had 6193 votes and Tim Kaine received 5247. In Northampton County Tim Kaine had 2921 votes and Corey Stewart received 2124 votes.
In Accomack County Scott Taylor received 6586 votes compared to 4994 for Elaine Luria. In Northampton it was Elaine Luria 2805 and 2311 for Scott Taylor.