With more than 75 percent of precincts reporting as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Associated Press has projected that Democrat Dan Gecker has won the primary election for the state senate's 10th District seat.
As of 8 p.m., Gecker had received 46.77 percent of the vote. Gecker's challengers, Emily Francis and Alex McMurtrie Jr., had received 35.26 percent and 17.96 percent of the vote, respectively.
Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Gecker's campaign issued a statement:
"I am truly humbled by the support that I have received over the past few weeks. One of the greatest gifts of this campaign so far has been hearing from so many across Virginia's 10th District. And from Richmond to Chesterfield to Powhatan our regions' priorities are clear: We need to continue to ensure every child has the same access and opportunity to education, we need to grow our local businesses and our local economy by ensuring the rules of the road are stable, fair and that we are matching skills to jobs. And we must put aside ideological differences in order to make government work for people. In eight years on the Board of Supervisors, I have gone to great lengths to work across the aisle to improve the quality of life for our residents, and I am looking forward to doing the same for Virginia's 10th Senate District. Our community and our region deserve nothing less."