Preliminary results are in for the Prince William County elections, and they show Democrats sweeping most of the county, with Republicans gaining ground in Brentsville.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Deshundra Jefferson-D is the projected winner for Chair of the Board of County Supervisors, having defeated Republican Jeanine Lawson by a slim margin.
Incumbent School Board Chair At-large Babur Lateef looks to have won his seat, winning nearly 50% of the vote in a three-way race.
Republican Tom Gordy will become the next Brentsville Supervisor. Republican Erica Tredinnick will replace Adele Jackson as the next Brentsville School Board member.
Otherwise, this was a good year for incumbents.
BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS CHAIR AT-LARGE
Jeanine Lawson-R 47.04% 21,154
Deshundra Jefferson-D 52.72% 23,705
Write In 0.24% 107
Democrat Deshundra Jefferson beat Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson-R in a close race. Jefferson promised to bring the county together and work with those on both sides of the aisle.
SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR AT-LARGE
Babur B. Lateef 51.7% 22,671
Caroline “Carrie” Rist 39.21% 17,195
Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco 8.84% 3,878
Write In 0.25% 110
Babur Lateef has now been elected three times to school board chair. He has provided teachers with consistent salary increases. Dr. Lateef had the support of the Democratic Party.
BRENTSVILLE- While Democrats overall won the day, the Republicans had some victories in the Brentsville and Gainesville districts.
Tom Gordy-R 53.57% 4,419
Jim R. Gehlsen-D 45.83% 3,774
Write in 0.50% 41
Tom Gordy, Brentsville's Planning Commissioner won over Jim Ghelsen a Nokesville farmer and business owner.
BRENTSVILLE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
Erica Tredinnick, who had the support of the Republican party, beat Democrat Adele Jackson by a narrow margin. Jackson supported collective bargaining and was a moderate voice on the board.
Adele Jackson (incumbent) 44.76%. 9.899
Erica Tredinnick 48.39% 10,704
Yesenia Lassiter 6.41% 1,418
BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS
The board will remain under Democrat control and retain the same general makeup with a Democratic Chair, three Republicans, and four Democrats. Besides the new chair, Deshundra Jefferson-D, Tom Gordy-R will replace Jeanine Lawson in Brentsville All of the incumbents did extremely well in their respective races.
Yeslie Vega-R (incumbent) 55.41% 10,010
Idris Jibowu-O’Connor-D 44.31% 8,004
Robert “Bob” Weir-R (incumbent) 95.91% 17,534
Write-in. 4.9% 748
Victor Angry-D (incumbent) 93.83% 9,271
Write-in 6.17% 610
Kenny Allen Boddye-D (incumbent) 53.24% 9,724
Karla Justice-R 46.36% 8,467
Andrea Bailey-D (incumbent) 65.03% 10,062
Verndell Charlotte Robinson-R 34.48% 5,334
Margaret Angela Franklin-D (incumbent) 62.65% 6,355
Jeannie LaCroix-R 36.89% 3,742
Adele Jackson (incumbent) 44.76%. 9.899
Erica Tredinnick-R 48.39% 10,704
Yesenia Lassiter-I 6.41% 1,418
Lisa Zargurpur (incumbent)-D 51.72% 9,154
Jennifer Wall (incumbent)-R 97.1% 17,724
R.M. Jessie, Jr.-D 52.65% 9,514
Justin Wilk (incumbent)-D. 68.57% 10,574
Tracy L. Blake -D 49.99% 5,557
Loree Williams (incumbent)-D 45.56% 4,569
The school board gained one seat for a Republican as Erica Tredinnick (Brentsville) will replace Adele Jackson, who served one term on the board. However, Democrats still control the board.
New members include Tracy Blake (Neabsco), replacing Diana Raulston, who did not run for reelection. In Occoquan, RM "Richard" Jessie will replace his wife Lilly Jessie, who did not run for reelection. Ms. Jessie is the longest-sitting member on the board.
School board members do not technically run as a party candidate, we are representing the support that each candidate received from one of the major parties.
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS CITY
Incumbents for Clerk of Court, Commonwealth Attorney and Sheriff held onto their seats.
Clerk of Court (Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William County)
Jacqueline C. Smith-D (incumbent) 79.41% 85,768
Hina Ansari 19.39% 20,939
Write-In 1.20% 1,299
Commonwealth's Attorney (Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William County)
Matthew B. "Matt" Lowery 46.40% 53,762
Amy K. Ashworth-D (incumbent) 53.29% 61,740
Sheriff (Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Prince William County)
Glen Hill-R (incumbent) 52.96% 62,122
Joshua Lavon King 46.73% 54,812
These candidates did not officially run on a party ticket.