Locally, voters stuck with tradition: Lexington went for Democrat Ralph Northam, and Rockbridge County supported Republican Ed Gillespie.
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Voter turnout Tuesday was higher than expected – 47 percent for Virginia and 51.3 percent for the Rockbridge area.
Local election shakes up politics for city facing financial difficulties.
Challengers from well-known local families defeated two incumbent members of the Rockbridge County School Board Tuesday night.
John Winfrey, 82, a longtime resident of Lexington and retired economics professor, is running to be Rockbridge County’s representative in the House of Delegates.
September’s campaign finance report filed Monday shows Northam raised just under 3 million dollars more than Gillespie.