With 955 votes, Steve Hunt won the Republican nomination for the 37th State Senate District at tonight’s Firehouse primary at Centreville High School. People waited for up to an hour to vote with lines reaching from the school entrance all the way out to Union Mill Road. At first, the turnout was estimated to be 2,000, but the actual count was 1,903 voters. This only shows the strength of the Republican party in terms of recruitment and retaining this seat in Western Fairfax County, and it will be especially difficult for Dave Marsden, the Democrat who recently moved into the district to run for the open seat, vacated by Ken Cuccinelli.
Here are the final vote totals:
- Steve Hunt: 955
- Marianne Horinko: 479
- Will Nance: 469