State elections

Liz Whittaker fills our her ballot Tuesday afternoon at the Chatham polling precinct.

Incumbent Republicans cruised to victory in each of the four state-level elections involving Danville or Pittsylvania County: seats for the 14th and 16th district with the House of Delegates and the 15th and 20th districts in the Virginia State Senate. 

Republican Danny Marshall received over 61% of the 19,786 votes and fended off Democratic challenger Eric Stamps to maintain the 14th District seat with the Virginia House of Delegates. 

The 14th District includes pieces of Danville, Henry and Pittsylvania counties. 

In the 16th District, which includes pieces of Martinsville and Henry and Pittsylvania counties, incumbent Republican Les Adams held off challenger Dustin Evans, a Libertarian. Adams received over 74% of the 25,420 votes. 

The two Virginia State Senate races were more of the same. 

For the 15th District in the State Senate, incumbent Republican Frank Ruff over 68% of the 56,395 total votes, fending off Democratic challenger Virginia Smith. 

For the 20th District, Republican Bill Stanley received over 70% of the 46,115 votes to maintain his seat against Independent challenger Sherman Witcher. 

Ayers reports for the Register & Bee. Reach him at (434) 791-7981.

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