Upsets in Albemarle constitutional races

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Upsets in Albemarle constitutional races

Incumbent Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford lost to Republican challenger Robert Tracci by 515 votes in a closely watched race, while other county Democratic candidates sailed to victory. Lunsford received nearly 49 percent of the vote to Tracci’s 51 percent.

Another constitutional officer, incumbent Clerk of Court Debbie Shipp, running as an independent, lost by an even bigger margin. Shipp took 26 percent of the vote in a four-way race, with Dem Jon Zug claiming 50 percent of the ballots cast.

In the Albemarle Board of Supervisors Rivanna District race, Norman Dill narrowly defeated Richard Lloyd. Democrat Dill took 48 percent of the vote to Republican Lloyd’s nearly 46 percent, and independent Lawrence Gaughan received 6 percent.

In the Scottsville District, Dem Rick Randolph bested Republican Earl Smith with 57 percent of the vote.

In the Charlottesville City Council race, unsurprisingly the Democratic ticket with Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin and Mike Signer swept to victory.

For more election 2015 results, check the Virginia Department of Elections.