Dave LaRock (R) is poised to win his fifth straight term in the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday, defeating Democratic nominee Paul Siker with 34 of 37 precincts reporting.
Result: LaRock (58.62%), Siker (41.25%)
District: The 10th District encompasses parts of Loudoun, Frederick and Clarke Counties, including parts of Lovettsville, Purcellville and Waterford.
Previous elections: 2019 – LaRock won by 13 percentage points, 2017 – LaRock won by nine points
LaRock says: “I’m very pleased and grateful and honored to continue to serve. I think the whole election, three statewide offices, the Republicans retaking the majority, my re-election obviously shows that people were not satisfied with the outcome of the one party, Democrat controlled system that led to I think, sort of big government rule from Richmond that did not respect our constitutional rights.
“It did not serve people well, in many ways, and led to schools being shutdown, new gun laws, very incompetent handling of unemployment claims, people out of the DMV — things that we need to be able to see functioning and take for granted that they’ll be functioning when we need them.
“I think those things drive people’s votes, they drive whether they’ll vote or not, they drive how they vote, and I think the outcome of this election showed that. People were ready to see a positive change.
“Glenn Youngkin articulated that vision very well and I think people find him to be sincere and authentic. I spoke with him briefly at the polls, and Round Hill yesterday and I’m very impressed that with the very brief conversation was ‘let’s get to work, Dave.’ This is a this is a man, even while he’s running an election, is planning to do good things for Virginia. I believe he’s an excellent planner, and he’ll execute the vision he’s already communicated. He’ll do it well, and we will see some very positive changes. So I’m excited about that.”
Siker says: “While we came up short, I want to thank you all for your support,” he wrote on Twitter. “Jumping into this race was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. A longer statement to be released tomorrow. #TimeForAChange”