Lynchburg City Council: Republicans dominate in local elections
Republicans swept Lynchburg’s local elections on Election Day Nov. 8, winning three victories in the City Council race and holding on to Virginia’s 5th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
City Council candidate Stephanie Reed notched the highest number of votes for Lynchburg’s City Council race at 19%, according to The News & Advance. Fellow Republicans Larry Taylor and Martin Misjuns will join her on City Council, winning 18% and 17% of the votes, respectively. The victors ousted incumbents Treney Tweedy and Beau Wright and paved the way for a Republican majority in the City Council.
“You’re going to see an advocate, a fierce advocate for the community, and someone that wants to honor all the conversations I had at every door because once I’m officially on council, this city becomes my boss,” Reed said in an interview Nov. 9.
Bob Good, the Republican candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, defeated Democratic challenger Josh Throneburg, winning with a 58% majority. Good was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2020.
Lynchburg was added to Virginia’s 5th District after a redistricting process in 2021. The district now covers Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, Nelson and an east portion of Bedford County,
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