Virginia Primary Results – June 21, 2022
Polls were open Tuesday, June 21, for primaries across Virginia for several Congressional seats. Two primaries in particular drew some national attention, the 2nd and 7th Districts, with two Republican women winning the opportunity to challenge two current women in the seats. Virginia State Senator and former navy pilot Jenn Kiggans will challenge Representative Elaine Luria (D – Norfolk) in the 2nd District this fall; topping a crowded field of challenges in the 7th District, Yesli Vega, Prince William County Supervisor, will challenge Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-Glen Allen), whose 7th district was significantly impacted by redistricting.
2nd District – Republican Primary
With 55 percent of the vote, Virginia State Senator and former navy pilot Jenn Kiggans was named the winner of the Republican Primary to challenge the incumbent Representative Elaine Luria (D -Norfolk). Luria has served since January 3, 2019, after defeating former Representative Scott Taylor in 2018.
3rd District – Republican Primary
Capturing 61 percent of the vote, Terry Namkung was declared the winner of the Republican Primary in the 3rd District against Ted Engquist, winning the opportunity to challenge Democratic Incumbent Bobby Scott (D-Newport News). Scott has served since January 3, 1993.
6th District – Republican Primary
Current Representative Ben Cline (R – Fincastle) won the 6th District primary challenge against Merritt Hale with 82 percent of the vote. Cline has served since January 3, 2019.
The winner of the Republican Primary, Yesli Vega, topped the crowded contest with nearly 30 percent of the vote. She will face incumbent Representative Abigail Spanberger (D- Glen Allen). In addition to serving as a former Prince William sheriff’s deputy, Vega was a former member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association. Spanberger has served since January 3, 2019, when she defeated former Representative Dave Brat in 2018.
Current Representative Don Beyer (D – Alexandria) won the Democratic Primary with 77% of the vote again challenger Victoria Virasingh. Beyer has served Virginia’s 8th District since January 3, 2015.