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June 9, 2021

Fauquier backs the winners in Democratic primary

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
Terry McAuliffe seeks to become only the second Virginia governor in modern times to serve two terms.
With 36.7 percent of the vote among seven candidates, Del. Hala S. Ayala (D-51st/Lake Ridge) won the nomination for lieutenant governor.
Mark Herring seeks a third term as Virginia attorney general.
Democratic voters in Fauquier backed the winning candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and state attorney general in Tuesday’s primary election.

Just 2,951 county voters participated in the primary. That represents 5.6 percent of Fauquier’s 52,362 registered voters.

Terry R. McAuliffe easily won the nomination for governor with 65.9 percent of the Fauquier vote. Against four other candidates, Mr. McAuliffe got 62.1 percent of the statewide vote.

He will face Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in the Nov. 2 general election. If he wins, Mr. McAuliffe would become only the second Virginia governor in modern times to serve two terms.

Mills Godwin served 1966 to ’70 as a Democrat and 1974 to ’78 as a Republican.

Mr. McAuliffe served as Virginia’s 72nd governor from 2014 to ’18.

Virginia’s constitution limits governors to two, non-consecutive terms.

Hala S. Ayala, a House of Delegates member from Prince William County, won the Democratic race for lieutenant governor a seven-way race — the largest primary election field in Virginia history.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring turned back a challenge from Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones to win the nomination for a third consecutive term.

Del. Elizabeth R. Guzman won a four-way race for the Democratic nomination in the 31st District, which includes five Fauquier precincts.

Unofficial Fauquier results:


Terry R. McAuliffe — 1,946 votes — 65.9%
300,236 votes statewide, 62.1%

Jennifer L. McClellan — 268 votes — 9%

Jennifer D. Carroll Foy — 562 votes — 19%

Lee J. Carter — 89 votes — 3%

Justin E. Fairfax — 86 votes — 2.9%

Lieutenant Governor

Hala S. Ayala — 1,054 votes — 36.7%
175,057 votes statewide, 36.7%

S. “Sam” Rasoul — 515 votes — 17.9%

Andria P. McClellan — 312 votes — 10.8%

Elizabeth R. Guzman — 242 votes — 8.4%

Sean A. Perryman — 218 votes — 7.5%

Mark H. Levine — 415 votes — 14.4%

Xavier JeMar Warren — 115 votes — 4%

Attorney General

Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones ¬ 891 votes — 30.7%

Mark R. Herring — 2,014 votes — 69.3%
267,400 votes statewide, 56.6%

31st District House of Delegates

R.D. “Rod” Hall — 132 votes — 20.5%

Elizabeth R. Guzman — 441 votes — 68.5%
3,178 votes districtwide, 53.7%

Kara A. Pitek — 28 votes — 4.3%

Idris A. Jibowu-O’Connor — 43 votes — 6.6%

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