Former Virginia Gov. Terry R. McAuliffe, who served from 2014 to 2018, won the Democratic nomination in the Democratic primary election held Tuesday.
Unofficial election results by the Virginia Department of Elections shows McAuliffe taking more than 50% of the votes in Virginia with 303,480 votes total.
“Together, we can do this. We can lift everybody up, create jobs, lower health-care costs, build the best, most equitable education system in the country,” McAuliffe said after the election.
Jennifer D. Carroll Foy, former member of the House of Delegates, trailed behind garnering 96,556 votes while Senator Jennifer L. McClellan gained 57,283 votes, Lt. Governor Justin E. Fairfax with 17,335 votes and Delegate Lee J. Carter with 13,511 votes.
Locally, McAuliffe also won by a landslide gaining 991 Halifax County votes followed by 219 for Foy and 117 for Fairfax.
The former Virginia governor also gained the most support at each local precinct.
McAuliffe will face Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in the November election. He won the Republican nominee at a convention on May 8.
Youngkin grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach.
After earning an engineering degree at Rice University, followed by an MBA from Harvard Business School, Youngkin and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Northern Virginia. Youngkin landed a job at The Carlyle Group, where he spent the next 25 years. Working his way to the top of the company, Youngkin played a key role in building Carlyle as one of the leading investment firms in the world.
Youngkin joins attorney general nominee Jason Miyares and lieutenant governor nominee Winsome Sears on the ticket.
Earning the lieutenant governor nominee on Tuesday was Delegate Hala S. Ayala, who earned 178,283 Virginia votes, compared to Delegate S. “Sam” Rasoul’s 115,200 votes.
However, in Halifax County, Rasoul took home the most votes with 295 compared to Ayala’s 255 votes. Sean A. Perryman, president of the Fairfax County NAACP followed with 208 votes.
Perryman took the lead at the Childrey precinct, Meadville precinct, Sinai precinct and Scottsburg precinct. Other candidates lead various precincts, as well.
Attorney General Mark Herring outbeat Delegate Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones, but not by much.
Herring garnered 271,035 Virginia votes compared to Jones’ 207,849 votes.
In Halifax County, Jones was the candidate of choice with 903 votes compared to Herring’s 500. Jones lead 18 of Halifax County’s 22 precincts.