Wittman easily wins re-election bid

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Nov 03, 2010 - 04:47 PM

Photo: Lois Gray brought her son, Hayden, to vote with her Tuesday at the Salem precinct, in the Petsworth Magisterial District in Gloucester. By 11:30 a.m., the precinct reported that 290 people had come in to cast ballots. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

Lois Gray brought her son, Hayden, to vote with her Tuesday at the Salem precinct, in the Petsworth Magisterial District in Gloucester. By 11:30 a.m., the precinct reported that 290 people had come in to cast ballots. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) easily held on to his 1st Congressional District seat Tuesday, winning nearly 64 percent of the overall vote.

His Democratic challenger, Krystal Ball came through with nearly 35 percent of the overall vote and Independent Green candidate Gail Parker received just over 1 percent of the overall vote.

About half of all registered voters in both counties turned out at the polls Tuesday. According to the State Board of Elections, voter turnout in Gloucester was right around 44 percent and in Mathews was just over 50 percent.