Runion Wins Republican Primary for State Delegate

Voters line up at Crozet Library for the Republican primary for State Delegate.

Republican primary voters waited in a lengthy but convivial queue in the sunshine at the Crozet library on Saturday, April 27, to vote for one of three contenders to succeed state delegate Steven Landes: Albemarle County farmer and B&B owner Richard Fox, Augusta County Supervisor Marshall Pattie, and Rockingham County businessman Chris Runion. Runion won the contest by a vote of 42% to 34% (Pattie) and 24% (Fox), with an unusually high voter turnout for an off-year party primary. 

Runion will face Democrat activist Jennifer Kitchen in November. 

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Lisa Martin joined the Gazette in 2017 and writes about education and local government. She also writes in-depth pieces about division-wide education issues and broader investigative pieces on topics from recycling to development to living with wildlife. Her Coyotes in Crozet story won a 2017 Virginia Press Association “Best in Show” award for the Gazette. Martin has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, taught college for several years, and writes fiction and poetry. She co-authored a children’s trilogy about two adventuring cats, the Anton and Cecil series, which got rave reviews from the New York Times Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and others.


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