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Extremely Low Turnout Marks Primary Elections

Democratic Primary Results


Statewide (at time of publication)

City of Emporia

Greensville County



Ballots Cast: 292

Ballots Cast: 609

Ralph S. Northam

284,605 (55.78%)

194 (66.45%)

437 (71.76%)

Tom S. Perriello

225,628 (44.22%)

98 (33.56%)

172 (28.24%)

Lt. Governor


Ballots Cast: 281

Ballots Cast: 565

Justin E. Fairfax

237,406 (49.21%)

206 (73.31%)

399 (70.62%)

Gene J. Rossi

56,990 (11.81%)

37 (13.17%)

71 (12.57%)

Susan S. Platt

188,061 (38.98%)

38 (13.52%)

95 (16.81%)


Locally, the results for the Democratic Primary are in line with the statewide results, Ralph Northam will be the Gubernatorial Candidate in this fall’s General Election while Justin Fairfax will be on the ticket for Lieutenant Governor.

Republican Primary Results


Statewide (at time of publication)

City of Emporia

Greensville County



Ballots Cast: 154

Ballots Cast: 290

Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie

153,422 (43.62%)

83 (53.90%)

169 (58.28%)

Cory A. Stewart

150,190 (42.70%)

54 (35.06%)

102 (35.17%)

Frank W. Wagner

48,129 (13.68%)

17 (11.04%)

19 (6.55%)

Lt. Governor


Ballot Cast: 142

Ballots Cast: 282

Brice E. Reeves

138,138 (40.48%)

74 (49.33%)

142 (50.90%)

Glenn R. Davis, Jr.

58,538 (17.15%)

10 (12.00%)

32 (11.47%)

Jill H. Vogel

144,566 (42.36%)

58 (38.67%)

105 (37.63%)


In the Primary for the Governor’s race, the results mirrored the statewide results and Ed Gillespie will be the candidate. In the race for Lieutenant Governor the local results differed from the statewide results. While Jill Vogel was leading the three-way race statewide (at the time of publication), Brice Reeves won both the City and County.

As with all primaries, turnout was disappointingly low. In the City of Emporia there was an average of 675 ballots cast while there are 3,717 registered voters, that is a turnout of 18.16%. In Greensville County there are 6,388 registered voters but only 1,041 (average) ballots cast, a turnout of 16.3%. Overall, voters turned out for the Democratic Primary in larger numbers than those voting in the Republican Primary-by about two to one.

Invaders Concert Raises More than $5,000 for Local Cancer Care Fund

SOUTH HILL, VA– The Invaders held their 50th Reunion Concert on June 3rd at the Centennial Park Amphitheater in South Hill, VA.  The concert benefitted VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Hendrick Cancer & Rehab Center.  Thanks to hundreds of fans in attendance, donations given totaled $5,186.02 that went directly into the “CMH Cancer Patient Care Fund”established for cancer patients in financial need.

Donations to the “CMH Cancer Patient Care Fund” help offset emergency needs such as transportation, treatment and medication costs for cancer patients. Supporting the cancer care fund can give these patients peace of mind knowing that the inability to cover these costs will not stand in the way of their treatment.

The Invaders 50th Reunion Concert was sponsored by Benchmark Community Bank, Citizens Community Bank and J.A. Barker Construction, Inc. 

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