Here are the election results from the Pages – Prince William County Office of Elections. They posted the unofficial results about a half an hour after the polls closed here: PW Brentsville Special Election Unofficial Results.
Suffice to say there is not much doubt as to who won. Hence Potomac Local posted this story: Lawson wins Brentsville seat, headed to Prince William Board of Supervisors. Since Potomac Local messed up their link to the PW Brentsville Special Election Unofficial Results, I provided my own.
Since I spent the day at the polls passing out sample ballots in support of Jeanine Lawson (at the Limestone Precinct), needless to say I am pleased with the results. Because this was a special election, in less than a year Lawson will have to run for the Brentsville supervisor seat again. Her strong showing in this election should give potential opponents cause to think twice.
As a side note, I would like to mention that our local State Senator, Dick Black, came to the polls and encouraged voters to give Lawson their support (other politicians may have done the same at precincts other than Limestone). Black even got some volunteers to work the polls. Given the awful weather, Black deserves credit for making that extra effort.
the sunday section of the Washington post did not have any mention of the election. is that the papers fault or our election board . I did vote but I wish more people took this privalage seriously .we need to do more to get more people to vote not less
The election board What the Washington Post chooses to cover is up to the Washington Post, not the election board. I think that on November 9th the Post publicized the special election, but that is about it. To find out more, we had to check local papers.
I too wish people took their right to vote more seriously. When many of us spend half of our income paying taxes, we certainly have enough incentive to take it seriously.