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June 13, 2017

Stewart, Northam carry Fauquier in primaries

Republican Corey Stewart and Democrat Ralph Northam carried Fauquier in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary elections.
Republican Corey Stewart and Democrat Ralph Northam carried the Fauquier County vote in Tuesday’s primary elections to select candidates for governor.

Mr. Stewart got 51.3 percent of the Fauquier vote in the Republican primary.

Mr. Northam got 55.4 percent of the county’s vote in the Democratic primary. He easily won statewide.

Fauquier resident Jill H. Vogel of Upperville easily carried her home county in the Republican race for lieutenant governor with 71.3 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary.

In the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, Great Falls resident Susan Platt carried Fauquier with 48.5 percent of the vote in a three-way race. But, Justin Fairfax won the statewide race for the nomination.

In the Democratic primary for the 31st District Virginia House of Delegates nomination, Catlett resident Sara Townsend lost to Elizabeth Guzman of Prince William County. Ms. Townsend carried Fauquier, but Ms. Guzman won 52 percent of the district vote. She will face Republican incumbent Scott Lingamfelter in the November election.

About 17.4 percent of Fauquier’s 49,133 registered voters took part in the unprecedented concurrent primary elections. In Fauquier, 5,094 voted in the Republican primary and 3,486 voted in the Democratic primary.

The unofficial Fauquier totals as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, with all 21 precincts reporting:

Republicans for governor

Corey Stewart, 2,611 votes — 51.3 percent

Ed Gillespie, 1,975 votes — 38.8 percent

Frank Wagner, 508 votes — 9.9 percent

Democrats for governor

Ralph Northam, 1,931 votes — 55.4 percent

Tom Perriello, 1,555 votes — 44.6 percent

Republicans for lieutenant governor

Jill Vogel, 5,595 votes — 71.3 percent

Bryce Reeves, 911 votes — 18 percent

Glenn Davis, 534 votes — 10.6 percent

Democrats for lieutenant governor

Susan Platt, 1,586 votes — 48.5 percent

Justin Fairfax, 1,169 votes — 35.7 percent

Gene Rossi, 516 votes — 15.8 percent

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