Off on a Tangent’s live election coverage has concluded, as all races I am following have projected winners. The Washington Post reports that the Democratic Party has gained a majority in the Virginia Senate, while the Republican Party maintains a narrow majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. All signs in Northern Virginia point to sweeping local gains by the Democratic Party. Nearly all Democratic incumbents have retained their seats in the region, while many incumbent Republicans have lost their seats to Democratic challengers. The Democratic Party, however, did not make strong gains outside of the urban/suburban areas of the Commonwealth.

Per Off on a Tangent policy, candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.
Winners are denoted with (w).

Virginia Senate, 33rd
Mark Herring (D):56.9% (w)
Patricia Phillips (R):43.0%
Other:0.1%
Virginia House, 86th
Jay Donahue (D):47.1%
Tom Rust (R):52.8% (w)
Other:0.2%
Fairfax Board (Chairman)
Gary Baise (R):35.7%
Gerry Connolly (D):59.5% (w)
Gail Parker (IG):4.7%
Other:0.1%
Fairfax Board (Hunter Mill)
Geraldine Butkus (IG):3.9%
Cathy Hudgins (D):57.2% (w)
Marie Huhtala (I):22.4%
Spike Williams (I):16.4%
Other:0.2%
Fairfax Sheriff
Stan Barry (D):98.9% (w)
Other:1.1%
Fairfax Com. Attorney
Patrick McDade (R):44.1%
Ray Morrogh (D):55.7% (w)
Other:0.2%
Fairfax Court Clerk
Dale Evans (D):48.0%
John Frey (R):48.9% (w)
Joseph Oddo (IG):3.0%
Other:0.2%
Fairfax Sch. Board (At-Large)
Chris Braunlich:13.5%
Ralph Cooper Jr.:5.1%
Paul Costantino:13.6%
Tina Hone:19.1% (w)
Steve Hunt:14.0%
Ilryong Moon:18.3% (w)
Jim Raney:14.3% (w)
Christopher Volkstorf:2.1%
Other:0.1%
Fairfax Sch. Board (Hunter Mill)
Christine Arakelian:38.5%
Stu Gibson:61.3% (w)
Other:0.2%
N.VA S&W Conservation
J. Good Gagnon:28.5% (w)
Sally Ormsby:31.9% (w)
John Peterson:27.2% (w)
Daphne Sahlin:11.9%
Other:0.4%
Fairfax School Bonds
Yes:77.1% (w)
No:22.9%
Fairfax Trans. Bonds
Yes:81.7% (w)
No:18.3%

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  • Off on a Tangent projects that Mark Herring (D) has been re-elected representing the 33rd District in the Virginia Senate.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Tom Rust (R) has been re-elected representing the 86th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Gerry Connolly (D) has been re-elected as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Connolly delivered an acceptance speech at about 10:20 p.m..
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Cathy Hudgins (D) has won re-election for the Hunter Mill District seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Tina Hone (D-endorsed), incumbent Ilryong Moon (D-endorsed), and Jim Raney (D-endorsed) have been elected to the Fairfax County School Board at-large. Incumbent Steve Hunt (R-endorsed) has not been re-elected.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Stu Gibson (D-endorsed) has won re-election for the Hunter Mill District seat on the Fairfax County School Board.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Ray Morrogh (D) has been elected as Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that Stan Barry (D) has been re-elected as Fairfax County Sheriff in an unopposed race.
  • Off on a Tangent projects that John Frey (R) has been narrowly re-elected as Clerk of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
  • Off on a Tangent projects Johna Good Gagnon, Sally Ormsby, and John Peterson have been elected to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
  • With over 50 percent of Fairfax County precincts reporting, Off on a Tangent projects that both Fairfax County bond referendums (schools and transportation) have PASSED by large margins.
  • Incumbent Republican Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (34th) has conceded defeat to Chap Petersen (D) in a hotly-contested Fairfax County race.
  • The Washington Post reports that the Democratic Party has gained a majority in the Virginia Senate, while the Republican Party maintains a narrow majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. With only a few races still un-called across the Commonwealth, the Post projects Democratic gains of at least 4 Senate and 3 House seats.
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