Del. Marcia “Cia” Price won re-election Tuesday to a fourth term in the House of Delegates 95th District, beating Republican David G. Wilson.
Price received 13,555 votes or roughly 63% ahead of Wilson who earned 7,760 votes or about 36% with 30 of 32 precincts reporting, unofficial results from the state Department of Elections showed as of 10:30 p.m.
The 95th house district mostly includes Newport News’ Southeast Community and parts of Hampton.
“We centered our campaign on the issues and really talking about my record for voting rights, housing, gun safety,” Price said. “The work we have done, the district asked me to do and I am really glad they are sending me back.”
The 41-year-old Newport News native runs a nonprofit called the Virginia Black Leadership Organizing Collaborative and has a background in biology, philosophy and religious studies. She is the daughter of Newport News Mayor McKinley Price and the niece of Congressman U.S. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News. She has served in the General Assembly since 2016.
Price sponsored the Voting Rights Act of Virginia House bill, which became law in July. Price has a focus on programs for housing, fighting unfair evictions and behavioral health. serves on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee and the Public Safety Committee, among others.
Wilson, 40, was formerly incarcerated at Red Onion State Prison and served time for carjacking and abduction. He runs a nonprofit called Us 4 Us.
He ran on a platform to sponsor legislation for the André Alert, which would create an immediate alert system for missing disabled people. It’s named for André Grady, a wheelchair-bound man found dead inside a crawl space after being missing for more than a day.
Wilson said he decided on a run to represent Southeast Community because he still sees “poverty, violence, failing schools, underserved people and arrogant politicians in charge,” and hoped to make a difference.
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