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Lewis, Norment return to Richmond

The incumbents won in both local contested Virginia General Assembly races, with State Sens. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. and Thomas K. Norment Jr. easily retaining their seats.

Lewis, a Democrat, won with 59.45 percent of the vote in Virginia’s 6th District, beating Republican challenger Richard H. Ottinger, who garnered 40.36 percent. Lewis’s district includes Mathews County, as well as the Eastern Shore and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

While Lewis won convincingly on the Eastern Shore and in Norfolk, Ottinger was the choice of voters in Mathews and the two Virginia Beach precincts. In Mathews, Ottinger won 60.33 percent of the vote (1,615) to 39.63 percent (1,061) for Lewis.

Norment, a Republican, had a somewhat easier time, coasting to a win with nearly 70 percent of the vote in the 3rd District, beating Democrat Hugo E. Reyes. The 3rd District includes Gloucester, as well several Peninsula communities and King and Queen and King William counties.


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