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Dunne Selected as Mount Vernon School Board Rep, Senate and House of Delegates Now Majority Democrat


Local voters had the opportunity to weigh in on predominant issues in the community by voting for new Local Office, House of Delegate and Virginia Senate representatives Tuesday. Virginia Democrats won the majority of the local elections on election night winning nearly every Board of Supervisors election minus the Springfield district where Republican Patrick S. Herrity won. 

27,528 members of the Mount Vernon district flocked to the polls either on Election Day or in the early voting period to vote for the new School Board member. With the results finally in, in the Mount Vernon District Democratically endorsed candidate Mateo Dunne won the school board election with approximately 60 percent of the votes over Republican endorsed candidate Stori Zimmerman who had approximately 40 percent of the votes. 


Statewide, the Democrats remain in control of the Virginia State Senate with a majority of 21-17 and have overcome a 52-48 Republican majority in the House of Delegates by overturning three seats to flip the House. 

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One of the major pressing issues Democrat candidates ran on in the House of Delegates and the State Senate is abortion rights which have been highly debated since the overturning of Roe V Wade in June of last year. 

Across the Nation

In Ohio, a proposed constitutional amendment to the Ohio constitution that preserves abortion rights passed, voted on by the people of that state. This comes after courts had formerly stopped Republican Gov. Mike Dewine’s attempt at passing a 6 week abortion ban. The new amendment will protect the rights to abortion until about 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Democrats grew their majority in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after Democrat Dan Mccaffery defeated Republican Carolyn Carluccio after he won about 53 percent of the votes. This win will not dictate party control but will pad the Democrats 4-2 majority in the State Senate.

Democratic Gov. Beshear was re-elected as Governor of Kentucky. Kentucky has been a mainly Republican state in recent years. Despite this obstacle Beshear has remained a well respected candidate in Kentucky who maintains very high funding. 

In Mississippi, Republican Governor Tate Reeves won re-election after taking down Democratic candidate Brandon Presley.

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Nora Fitzpatrick, a freshman, enjoys listening to music. Sza, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, and Kendrick Lamar are her favorite artists. She plays travel soccer and AAU basketball and spends most of her time traveling from one sport to the other. If she's not playing sports she’s usually at home hanging out with her family and her dog, Cruz.

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