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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Republican Sturtevant pulls ahead to take 12th Virginia senate seat

<p>Graphic design Helen Mei.&nbsp;</p>

Graphic design Helen Mei. 

Republican Glen Sturtevant Jr. defeated Democrat Natan McKenzie for the newly redrawn 12th District Virginia State Senate seat by a margin of 57% to 43%.

The district has leaned Republican in statewide races since 2016, but recent races have been close, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The district includes Colonial Heights and parts of Chesterfield County.

Sturtevant raised $1,031,812 for his campaign, according to VPAP, while McKenzie raised $48,628. 

Sturtevant had a successful run in the Republican primaries, where he won by a close margin against former Sen. Amanda Chase, who had a failed bid for governor in 2021.

Sturtevant was first elected to the Senate in 2015 in the former 10th District. He is a lawyer and a former member of the Richmond School Board.

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