UPDATED: ELECTION RESULTS: Virginia’s 33rd State Senate District

Get updated results of Tuesday's special election.

Results of the race to replace Mark Herring in the Virginia State Senate in the 33rd District in Northern Virginia. (Campaign Photos)
Results of the race to replace Mark Herring in the Virginia State Senate in the 33rd District in Northern Virginia. (Campaign Photos)


UPDATE 9:32 p.m. With all 40 precincts in the 33rd State Senate District reporting, Democrat Jennifer Wexton is the unofficial winner of the special election to fill Attorney General-Elect Mark Herring's now-empty seat.

Unofficial results have Wexton winning with 8,174 votes. In second place is Republican John Whitbeck with 6,437 votes, and in last place is Republican-turned-Independent Joe May with 1,710 votes.

Stay tuned for more reporting on the special election tomorrow on Herndon Patch.

UPDATE 9:08 p.m. It appears that Democrat Jennifer Wexton has unofficially won the special election.

With 47 out of 51 precincts reporting, several news outlets, such as Leesburg Today and the Washington Post, have declared Wexton the winner, with at least a 2,000-vote lead over second-place candidate, Republican John Whitbeck.

This will undoubtedly give Democrats the upper hand in the Virginia State Senate, as Wexton's addition to the group will bring future vote splits to 20-20, with Lt. Governor and Democrat Ralph Northam getting the tie-breaking vote.

Stay tuned for more reporting on the special election tomorrow on Herndon Patch.

UPDATE 8:32 p.m. All Fairfax County precincts in the 33rd District have reported their results. 

Turnout was very low—out of 30,038 registered voters in the Fairfax County portion of the 33rd District, only 5,406 voted, or just 18 percent.

Unofficial results for Fairfax County put Democrat Jennifer Wexton ahead with 3,253 votes; Republican John Whitbeck in second place with 1,691 votes; and Republican-turned-Independent Joe May in last place with 409 votes.

The tide could still turn, however, with several Loudoun County precincts left to report their counts. Patch will continue to update this story.

UPDATE 8:05 p.m. Whitbeck wins two precincts in Loudoun.

UPDATE 8 p.m.: Wexton takes all 10 33rd precincts in Fairfax.

UPDATE 7:50 p.m.: Wexton has won nine of 10 precincts in Fairfax County, and so far has won every precinct that has reported in Loudoun. Some Loudoun precincts are as close as one, two or three votes.

UPDATE 7:42 p.m.: First six of 10 precincts in Fairfax County to report vote for Wexton.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: First 10 precincts in Loudoun to report all vote for Wexton.

UPDATE 7:25 p.m.: First four precincts to report in Loudoun (of 39 in the county) all go for Wexton.

UPDATE Jan. 21 7:15 p.m.: Polls are closed. No precincts have yet reports, but results are likely to begin rolling shortly.

Initial story:

The anticipated snow did not stop the special election for Virginia’s 33rd State Senate seat from going forward, so voters are now hitting the polls, encouraged by the county head out early.

We’ll follow the count tonight and report the winner here. Who will it be: Jennifer T. Wexton, the Democrat; John C.L. Whitbeck Jr., the Republican; or Joe T. May, the Republican turned Independent?

Haven’t voted yet? Get info about the election here.


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Sean Moran January 22, 2014 at 08:18 AM
Sadly the once red state is turning blue. The only thing I heard Weston stand for was abortion in this campaign. Apparently that is what is important to people. Look at the fiscal conditions in Dem states vs. Republican run...look no further than MD. It's sad that Virginia is heading for the same ruin, little by little.
Jennifer D January 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Very sad - I was hoping for a fiscal conservative to help get this state on track! Time to move to a RED state!
Barbara Glakas January 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Congrats to Jennifer Wexton. If you look at her history, and on the issues link her home page, you’ll see that she stands for more than just women’s issues. I hope those with any concerns will send her your suggestions as to what you would like her to support during this legislative session. http://www.wextonforstatesenate.com/node/56
Richard Simpkins January 22, 2014 at 02:03 PM
"Time to move to a RED state!" Please do. I recommend Mississippi.


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