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Unofficial Election Results for the Historic Triangle

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HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The Nov. 8 election day results have been tallying up with the following candidates leading the way, likely to win official seats:

1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT:

Republican Rob Wittman won reelection in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Herb Jones and independent David Foster.

Unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections last updated at 9:12 a.m. showed Wittman leading his Democratic challenger at 56.33% of the vote with 263 of 281 precincts reporting. 

Locally, as of Wednesday morning, Wittman led with 51.38% of the vote in James City County and 57.42% of the vote in York County, while Jones led the City of Williamsburg with 64.17%.

Jones conceded Tuesday night.

Wittman was first elected to the House in 2007 in a special election and was expected to win reelection. The 1st District was redrawn last year due to redistricting, adding parts of Henrico and Chesterfield counties.

WILLIAMSBURG CITY COUNCIL:

Douglas Pons (File photo)
Douglas Pons (File photo)

There were two spots in contention between four local candidates for the Williamsburg City Council. 

The unofficial count from the Virginia Department of Elections, which was last updated on Nov. 8 at 7:51 p.m., displays results from 4 out of 5 precincts reporting.

As of now, there are two clear front runners for Williamsburg City Council. Stacy E. Kern-Scheerer, who garnered 2,548 votes or 33.69% of the vote, and Douglas G. Pons, who took home 2,036 votes or 26.92% of the votes. 

Pons has served on the city council since 2010 and was voted in as mayor of the City of Williamsburg in 2020. Prior to his role as mayor, Pons was elected as vice mayor in 2018. He currently chairs the city council. 

Two Immigration Clinic students with the Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer (right) with the Immigration Law Clinic’s first Immigration Court filing in 2019. (Courtesy of Stacy Kern-Scheerer)

Stacy E. Kern-Scheerer was a newcomer in the city council race for this election season. Kern-Scheerer has worked as an attorney and as a law professor at William & Mary (W&M). She was one of the original legal professors at the university that helped established the Immigration Law Clinic at W&M in 2019. 

POQUOSON CITY-YORK COUNTY

On the ballot for Poquoson City-York County was a Commonwealth’s Attorney seat. The unofficial results with 15 precincts of 16 reporting show Krystyn L. Reid securing the attorney spot. Reid received 22,684 votes, or 96.98% of the vote. She was the only candidate on the ballot for this election season.

Election results are unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.

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