NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk City Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves has declared victory in a special election to fill a local Virginia House of Delegates seat.
Unofficial election results show the Democratic candidate with a commanding lead over Republican Sylvia Bryant. With all 22 precincts reported, Williams Graves leads Bryant, 63 percent to 36 percent.
"WE DID IT! Thank you to the voters of the 90th District for believing in me. I am excited to be your next delegate!" Williams Graves tweeted.
The 90th House District became up for grabs after former Delegate Joe Lindsey stepped down to become a Norfolk District Court Judge. The district covers parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Williams Graves' victory was not a surprising one. Historically, the district leans heavily Democratic, and the party has held the seat since 1982.
The 90th District wasn't the only special election for the House of Delegates on Tuesday. Democrat Candi King is projected to win the race for House District 2, which covers Prince William and Stafford counties.