Election Day: No Surprises in Reston-Area Races

FCPS School Board member Pat HynesThere were no surprises on Election Day as the Virginia State Senate and House members, and the Fairfax County Supervisor and School Board member representing Reston — all running unopposed — were re-elected.

Here are some tallies:

State Senate (32nd District)

Janet Howell (D)  28,872 votes (93.41 %)

Write ins  1,684 (6.59 %)

State Delegate (36th District)

Ken Plum (D) 10,339 (93.91%)

Write-ins 670 (6.09% )

Board of Supervisors, Hunter Mill District

Cathy Hudgins (D) 17,235 (94.33%)

Write-in 1,036 (5.67%)

In the only Reston-area contested race, Hunter Mill School Board member Pat Hynes was re-elected to a second term. Hynes (12,951 votes; 61.30%) defeated Mark Wilkinson (8,116, 38.41%).

Hynes, who also serves as the current school board chair, will serve another four-year term.

In the school board race for three At-Large seats, incumbents Ryan McElveen and Ilryong Moon were re-elected. However, newcomer Jeanette Hough was elected with the third-highest number of votes (80,006) in the nine-candidate field, moving ahead of incumbent Ted Velkoff for the third at-large seat.

Sharon Bulova/File photoSharon Bulova (D) will also return for another term as Board of Supervisors Chair. She received 59 percent of the votes, easily defeating Republican opponent Arthur G. Purves and Independent Glenda Gail Parker.

In other races:

Raymond F. Morrogh, running unopposed, was re-elected to the county Commonwealth’s Attorney office.

Stacey Kincaid defeated challenger Bryan “B.A.” Wolfe to return as Fairfax Count y Sheriff.

Scott John Cameron,  George W. Lamb IV and Gerald O. “Jerry” Peters earned spots for the Soil and Water Conservation Director Northern Virginia District.

John Frey narrowly defeated Bettina Lawson (48 percent to 46 percent) as for county clerk of courts.

Both the $315 million public schools bond and the $151 million facilities bond easily passed.

For more vote totals, breakdowns by precinct and nearby races, visit the Virginia Board of Elections’ website.

Photos: Top, Hunter Mill School Board rep Pat Hynes; Bottom, Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova/file photos

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