Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

10th District

10th District
Outlook: Leans Democratic

The 10th District includes all or party of Carroll, Patrick and Henry Counties and Martinsville City, and is drawn to be a very competitive district. Ward Armstrong held onto the seat after the redistricting in 2001, with 53% of the vote. His numbers in the new district ranged from 98% in Martinsville to 30% in Carroll.

Ward is a very strong incumbent, but this district was not drawn to be safe for Democrats. David Young, a member of the Patrick Board of Supervisors will be the Republican candidate. A former teacher, David Young is a good candidate for the Republicans. His key will be holding down Ward's numbers in Henry and Martinsville- if he can do that, the votes should be there from Patrick and Carroll to win.

Right now the edge has to go to the strong incumbent, but we can see Mr. Young being the Delegate from this district in the future, maybe by 2007 or 2009. If Armstrong were to leave this seat open, it could pave the way for an even more exciting matchup of David Young vs. Barnie Day, the former Delegate from Patrick County.

6 Comments:

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Byrne sucks ass

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leslie Byrne can save Ward from defeat!

 
At 4:31 PM, Anonymous roanoker said...

Ward don't need any help from a woman from Falls Church.

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ward is a smart guy and works well with the majority, in other words a true statesman.

 
At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm........looking at the Prez '04 results, gottta wonder who Ward voted for.....that would tell you a lot about him being a "true statesman"

 
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a relatively conservative district, and Byrne will not help Ward here at all. Will Ward have to campaign as a conservative Democrat to win here?

 

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