Sally Hudson Highlights Victors in Primary Races Across Central Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - University of Virginia assistant professor Sally Hudson has won the Democratic primary for the 57th District seat which encompasses Charlottesville and parts of Albemarle County.
Hudson received more than 65% of the vote. Her opponent, outgoing Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin received around 33%.
The current seat holder, Delegate David Toscano, announced in February he would not seek re-election. Following Tuesday's win, Hudson says she's now turning her focus to uniting her party for contested races in November.
"The most important thing is that Democrats come together and give everything we've got to flipping the House and Senate," Hudson said. "So much of what we want to get done here in the 57th District can't happen until we take back Richmond so I'm going to be giving everything I've got to that cause."
Right now, Hudson is running unopposed for the seat in November as no Republicans or Independents have announced their candidacy.
More primary races for districts across central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley were decided late on Tuesday. Here are the final results from each of those races:
17th District Senate (Democratic):
- Amy J. Laufer: 5,975 votes - 78.56%
- S. Ben Hixon: 1,631 votes - 21.44%
17th District Senate (Republican):
- Bryce E. Reeves: 6,287 votes - 82.31%
- Rich N. Breeden: 1,351 votes - 17.69%
24th District Senate (Republican):
- Emmett W. Hanger: 11,122 votes - 57.36%
- Tina M Freitas: 8,268 votes - 42.64%
20th District House of Delegates (Republican):
- G. "John" Avoli: 4,873 votes - 60.28%
- Dave L. Bourne: 3,211 votes - 39.72%