Fourth District voters choose Forbes

Chesterfield County voters in the Fourth Congressional District cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, according to online election results. Of those voters, nearly 64 percent voted for incumbent Randy Forbes, a Republican. Forbes received 28,273 votes to Democratic challenger Wynne LeGrow’s 15,942.

Dale District voters in the Seventh Congressional District preferred Democratic challenger Rick Waugh to incumbent Republican Eric Cantor. In the four Dale precincts in the Seventh District, Cantor received 1,364 votes to Waugh’s 2,395.

Countywide, roughly 47 percent of Chesterfield’s voters cast ballots last week. Of the 94,046 people who voted on the first constitutional amendment, roughly 69,000 said localities should have the ability to set their own guidelines for granting property tax relief for homeowners not less than 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled.

About 76,200 voters – roughly 80.5 percent of those who voted on the issue – approved a state constitutional amendment requiring the General Assembly to provide a real property tax exemption for the principal residence of a veteran, or his or her surviving spouse, if the veteran has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent and total disability. 

Though an amendment that would increase the permissible size of the Rainy Day Fund passed statewide, voters in Chesterfield rejected it handily. Of the 93,348 people who voted, roughly 55 percent, or 51,518 people, voted against the amendment.

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