RICHMOND – On Election Day 2019, Democrats flipped control of the Virginia House of Delegates for the first time since 1999. As of Friday night, Democrats have officially won six seats previously held by Republicans, ensuring a 55-45 majority.
After a long and precise ballot counting process, the Nancy Guy for Delegate campaign is officially declaring victory in the 83rd district, giving Democrats the their 55th seat in the House of Delegates. Delegate-Elect Guy currently holds a 26 vote margin over Republican incumbent Chris Stolle, with 4 ballots outstanding.
“I am honored that the citizens of the 83rd district have given me the opportunity to serve them in the House of Delegates,” said Delegate-Elect Nancy Guy. “I am looking forward to making my hometown proud as we fight to fully fund our public schools, protect our environment and pass meaningful gun violence prevention legislation. I would like to thank my family, my team and especially all of the volunteers, supporters, and voters who have been a very important part of our effort. I would also like to thank Delegate Stolle for his years of service to our community.”
Democrats across the Commonwealth received unprecedented support this year, and the Virginia House Democratic Caucus is proud to have carried a slate of 92 candidates, the most diverse in Virginia history.
“Republicans in the House of Delegates have been out of touch with the majority of Virginians for a long time,” said Trevor Southerland, executive director of the House Democratic Caucus. “Voters rejected years of Republicans’ regressive policies in 2017, and this year, they came back for a Democratic majority.”