Eastern Shore native Dr. Ralph Northam will become Virginia’s 73rd governor. Northam won the election by approximately 9% of the vote Tuesday. Northam will be joined by Justin Fairfax as Lt. Governor and the incumbent Attorney General Mark R. Herring will serve his second term.
Delegate Rob Bloxom won re-election to the 100th district house seat.
Accomack County approved elected school boards.
In Northampton, John Coker and David Fauber will join the Board of Supervisors with incumbent Oliver Bennett running unopposed in District 3.
As far as the general totals are concerned, in Accomack County Republican Ed Gillespie won the total vote for governor with 5,736 votes to 4,876 for Ralph Northam. In the Lt. Governor’s race, Jill Vogel received 6,055 votes with Justin Fairfax getting 4,468 votes. In the Attorney General’s race John D. Adams received 6,003 votes with Democrat Mark R. Herring receiving 4,520 votes.
In the House of Delegates race it was Delegate Rob Bloxom with 6,561 votes in Accomack County with challenger Willie C. Randall receiving 4018 votes.
In the school board election referendum in Accomack, 7,485 citizens voted for electing school boards with 2,940 voting no. The first school board election will occur in 2019 when the county elects Board of Supervisors and constitutional officers.
In Northampton County Ralph Northam received 2,487 votes and Ed Gillespie received 1,855 votes with Clifford Hyra receiving 28 votes. For Lt. Governor, Justin Fairfax received 2,247 votes and Jill Vogel received 1,965 votes. For Attorney General in Northampton Mark Herring received 2,294 votes and John Adams received 2,009.
For the House of Delegates in Northampton, Rob Bloxom received 2,208 votes while Willie C. Randall received 2,136 votes.
In the District 1 Board of Supervisors race in Northampton John Coker received 691 votes while Jacqueline C. Chatmon received 402 votes. David Fauber and Oliver Bennett were unopposed
In the Northampton School Board race, Randall D. Parks received 2,532 votes with Kevin Schwenk, who staged a write-in campaign, receiving 1098 votes.
In the House of Delegates race, Delegate Rob Bloxom received 11,715 votes and challenger Willie C. Randall received 10,694 votes.
None of the totals included provisional and absentee ballot counts which will be completed Wednesday.