Todd Pillion defeats Heath for Virginia Senate District 40 seat

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RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — Voters have elected Republican Todd Pillion in Virginia’s 40th state Senate district, with 40,171 votes.

This comes after incumbent Sen. Bill Carrico announced that he would retire and not seek re-election. 

Senator-elect Todd Pillion celebrates his victory at 128 Pecan in Abingdon, Va.

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Pillion currently serves in the Virginia House of Delegates where he represents the 4th House District.

The 40th Senate District includes all of Lee, Scott, Washington, and Grayson counties and part of Smyth, Wise, and Wythe counties. It also includes the city of Bristol, Virginia. 

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Pillion defeated independent candidate Ken Heath, with 76.38 percent of the vote. Heath garnered 12,265 votes and 155 votes went to a write-in option.

Heath is the Executive Director of Community and Economic Development for the town of Marion.

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