Winsome Sears is projected to become Virginia’s next lieutenant governor, according to NBC.
Sears is expected to defeat her Democratic opponent, Del. Hala Ayala.
In 2017, Justin Fairfax received 1,368,412 votes while Jill Vogel received 1,224,520 votes. This equates to 52.7% of the vote for Fairfax and 47.2% of the vote for Vogel.
(2,727 / 2,855)
A woman has never served as the Commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.
Sears is a Marine Corps veteran and was looking to make a political comeback after serving one term in the state’s House of Delegates. Ayala built a career as a longtime cybersecurity specialist and was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017.
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