Elections

How the Tidewater area voted in the 1st Congressional district election

How the Tidewater area voted in the 1st Congressional district election

Eleven-year incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, won re-election in the 1st Congressional District against first-time political candidate Vangie Williams.

Unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections show Wittman winning with 183,132 votes, or 55 percent, and Williams with 148,212 votes, or 45 percent.

This will be Wittman’s sixth term for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

All of Tidewater localities — King William (including the town of West Point), King and Queen and New Kent counties favored Wittman.

Wittman dominated King William with 67 percent of the vote to Williams’ 33 percent. Specifically in the...

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