FIRST LOOK: 2019 election results

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The ballots are in and the results are being calculated, scroll down to take a first look at the results of the 2019 election around Southwest Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Elections webiste.

WASHINGTON COUNTY:

From the courthouse referendum to the highly-contested sheriff's race, voters turned out in droves to vote in Washington County this election season.

Numbers provided by Washington County Director of Elections Derek Lyall show Republican Blake Andis stole the show in the 2019 Washington County sheriff's race.

According to the spreadsheet provided by Lyall, Andis received more than 50 percent of the total vote with 8,861 votes recorded. Democrat Greg Hogston, the candidate endorsed by current Washington County sheriff Fred Newman, received just under 4,000 votes.

The courthouse referendum failed with 72% of voters against the proposal, according to the state website.

Josh Cumbow will retain his seat at as the county's commonwealth attorney and Mark Matney took home the commissioner of revenue race.

BRISTOL VIRGINIA: 

Outside of the clerk of court, Bristolians only voted for state elections, including the 40th District state Senate seat.

Del. Todd Pillion made his first potential step toward winning the seat by sweeping all four Bristol precincts.

Pillion, a Republican, received 1,875 unofficial votes or 73.4%, compared to independent challenger Ken Heath's 655 votes, or 25.6%, according to the city registrar's office. Pillion won all four of the city precincts plus absentee voting.

Pillion is seeking the seat held by retiring state Sen. Bill Carrico.

OTHER ELECTIONS: 

Take a look at other election results across Southwest Virginia.

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