Eastern Shore Republican wins another term in the House

13News Now political analyst, Doctor Quentin Kidd and Brian Farrell break down the jurisdictions votes

ACCOMAC, Va. (Delmarva Now) -- Republican Robert S. Bloxom Jr. will serve another term in the House of Delegates after defeating Democrat Willie C. Randal in the 100th District race.

Bloxom, the incumbent, won with 53 percent of the vote in the district to Randall's 49 percent, according to unofficial results.

The 100th District includes Accomack and Northampton counties on the Eastern Shore and part of Norfolk.

Randall also challenged Bloxom for the seat in 2015 and ran in a special election held in February 2014 to fill the seat vacated by Lynwood Lewis when Lewis became a state senator.

In Accomack County, Bloxom garnered 62 percent of the vote to Randall's 38 percent.

He also won in Northampton County, where Bloxom received nearly 51 percent of the vote to Randall's 49 percent.

There were 36 write-in votes cast in the districtwide race.

Democrats nearly erased Republicans' overwhelming majority in the Virginia House of Delegates, with a handful of races still too close to call that will decide control of the body.

Democrats on Tuesday picked up at least 13 of the 17 seats they'd need to retake the chamber for the first time in two decades.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY LOCAL RESULTS

In Northampton County, John R. Coker won decisively over Jacquline C. Chatmon in the Board of Supervisors District 1 race.

Coke garnered 62 percent of the vote to Chatmon's 36 percent, according to unofficial results.

David Fauber will serve as District 2 representative to the board of supervisors in an uncontested race.

Oliver Bennet will continue to fill the District 3 seat on the board in another uncontested race.

Incumbent Randall D. Parks will continue to serve as the at-large member on the Northampton County School Board after receiving nearly 70 percent of the vote.

Former Northampton County teacher Kevin Schwenk mounted a write-in campaign for the seat. Write-in votes accounted for a little more than 30 percent of the votes cast. For whom they were cast will be determined officially later in a canvass.

Maxine R. Rasmussen will represent District 1 on the school board in an uncontested race.

Paul E. Bibbins Jr. was elected to represent District 3 on the school board in an uncontested race, receiving 67 percent of the vote and with 32 percent of votes going to write-ins.

The District 3 school board representative will be determined by write-in votes, as will the mayor of Nassawadox.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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