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Rob Wittman Re-Elected in Virginia’s 1st District

By Susan Larson. File photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Republican Rob Wittman won a fifth full-term representing Virginia’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Wittman issued this statement:

“I’m a firm believer in the power of democracy and a firm believer in this process. It’s no small thing that we get to come together like this to choose who holds public office in this country, and I’m humbled that the folks in the First District have chosen me. We’ve still got a lot of work to do to get Washington back on track and out of the business of over-regulating people’s lives and livelihoods. But–together–I believe we can be an overwhelming force for change. I’m looking forward to working with men and women across the First District for a better tomorrow.”

With 93.03 percent of the precincts reporting, Wittman had 61.59 percent of the vote to Matt Rowe’s (D) 34.98 percent, and Gail Parker’s (I) 3.26 percent, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

Wittman has held the seat since 2007. He is seeking the GOP nomination for Virginia governor in 2017. He previously served as a member of the state House of Delegates and the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors.

Virginia’s 1st Congressional District includes the City of Fredericksburg and the City of Williamsburg; the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Stafford, Westmoreland, and York; and portions of the City of Newport News and the counties of Fauquier, James City, Prince William and Spotsylvania.

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