All-Suffolk ticket for 64th race

Published 10:23 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The faceoff for the open 64th District House of Delegates seat in November will feature a Suffolk business owner and a Suffolk lawyer, both women, following Tuesday’s primary elections.

Attorney Rebecca Colaw won the Democratic nomination in a three-way race, and business owner Emily Brewer beat her sole opponent handily in the Republican primary.

Colaw had about 38 percent of the vote against John Wandling, who took about 33 percent of the vote, and Jerry Cantrell, who took about 29 percent.

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Brewer, the owner of downtown store Uncork’d, beat Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors Chair Rex Alphin handily, with about 61 percent of the vote to his 39 percent. About 1,600 votes separated the two candidates.

The seat will be empty this November due to the earlier announcement by Delegate Richard Morris that he will not seek re-election.

At press time, with 96 percent of precincts reporting, Republican candidate Ed Gillespie appeared to be edging out his closest opponent, Corey Stewart, for the gubernatorial nomination. About 3,000 votes separated the two.

For lieutenant governor, Jill Vogel was winning the nomination by a slightly larger margin.

On the Democratic side statewide, Ralph Northam had handily won the nomination against Tom Perriello. Justin Fairfax easily won the race for lieutenant governor.