WASHINGTON — Democratic Delegate Candi King was re-elected tonight in Virginia HD-2. The district was represented by a Republican until 2017. King narrowly won the seat in a critical special election earlier this year.
“Delegate King wasted no time getting to work for her constituents so it’s no surprise they’re sending her back to Richmond for a full term,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Congratulations to Delegate King on her re-election to the House of Delegates. We were proud to support this campaign and I know that Delegate King will continue to be an advocate for workers in the legislature.”
The DLCC and its affiliated groups invested in Virginia to support candidates like Delegate Candi King and provided critical political guidance, strategic planning, data analysis, and messaging support — all of which proved to be successful with the Democratic victory in this race.
Delegate Candi King has decades of government experience and has proven that she’s a bold leader for Virginians after winning her special election in early 2021. Since being elected, Delegate King has fought for workers in Virginia, helping secure pay raises for teachers and state and local employees and guaranteeing paid sick leave for home health care workers. She defeated Gina Ciarcia, an anti-choice radical who was inspired to run for office by opposition to pro-choice legislation and who had pledged to audit the 2020 election and discriminate against LGBTQ children.
Since Virginia flipped the state legislature in 2019, it has become a model for passing progressive legislation including making child care more affordable for working families, strengthening voting rights, passing sweeping criminal justice reform measures, creating tuition-free community college programs, raising the minimum wage, ending surprise medical billing, banning LGBTQ discrimination, providing eviction and utility aid, and making Virginia the “Top State for Business” while strengthening workers’ pay, benefits, and working conditions.