Note: News courtesy of Senator Mark Obenshain and hburgnews.com.
A little while ago, Tony Wilt was declared the winner of the Republican nomination for the 26th district House of Delegates. Although the official vote totals will not be released to the public for the sake of party unity, in total, 1597 votes were cast. Being a numbers kind of guy, I would be greatly interested in seeing the percentages, especially how they differed in the city and the county, but I can appreciate the desire to end any potential divisiveness.
With this win, Mr. Wilt will face the Democratic nominee, Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner, in the June 15 special election. With less than two months to go, I’m sure both candidates will be campaigning hard in order to claim the open seat.
So congratulations Mr. Wilt. I expect many great and conservative things of you. I also want to say congrats to both Mr. Elledge and Mr. Byrd. Although I’ve never been a candidate myself, I know full well that campaigning is not an easy task. It requires a will and a resolve that only a select few can muster.
I’ll post more news as it becomes available.
And on to June we go!