Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Rising Stars Return

24th District
Outlook: Safe Republican

The 24th District was left open when former Speaker Wilkins resigned. A competitive election then ensued, with former Goodlatte aide Ben Cline winning 58% of the vote. Cline is regarded as one of the young and rising starts in the Virginia Republican party. This year he is being challenged by Rev. David Cox. It's not that Mr. Cox isn't a good mold for Democrats to run in the Valley, but conservative voters in the 24th have no reason to replace Del. Cline. He will win easily.

89th District
Outlook: Safe Democratic

This Norfolk seat was held by Jerrauld Jones, a former Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, until he was appointed as head of Juvenile Justice for the state. Kenny Alexander, a young rising star in the Democratic party was elected to replace him in August of 2002. This is a safe Democratic District, and Del. Alexander will hold it for as long as he wants. Many Democrats have already begun speculating he could be a statewide candidate in 2009, as potentially the most appealing African American in the General Assembly.


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