Del. Lamont Bagby wins democratic primary for upcoming special election

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 12:09 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Del. Lamont Bagby won the Democratic nomination Sunday night in a firehouse primary leading up to next month’s special election for Virginia’s 9th Senate District seat.

That seat is now open after Congresswoman-Elect Jennifer McClellan won the 4th District House special election last week.

According to the Virginia Democrats, Sunday’s party-run process saw an outstanding turnout, with 6,525 votes cast. The Democratic voters of the Ninth Senate District of Virginia delivered the following results:

Lamont Bagby – 4,726 (72.43%)

Alexsis E. Rodgers – 1,375 (21.07%)

Dawn Marie Adams – 424 (6.50%)

Delegate Lamont Bagby will advance as the Democratic nominee in the special election to be held on March 28.