Republican Travis Hackworth has won the race for the 38th State Senate District seat left vacant by the death Jan. 1 of Ben Chafin.
With all 106 precincts reporting in the district, final unofficial results show Hackworth has 17,943 votes (76%) to his Democratic challenger Laurie A. Buchwald’s 5,724 (24%).
In Pulaski County, with all 13 precincts reporting, Hackworth won by 3,062 (67%) to 1,528 votes (33%).
In Radford, Buchwald’s home, she won by only 137 votes – 1,069 to 932.
And in Hackworth’s home area, Tazewell County, he has won 5,422 votes to Buchwald’s 812.
Former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker, retired teacher, and candidate for Governor Kirk Cox congratulated Travis Hackworth tonight on his election to serve the 38 District in the Virginia Senate.
“Congratulations to Travis on his election to the Senate! He is a champion for conservative values, and I can think of no one better suited to fill the vacancy left by Ben Chafin. He is a good man and will serve the 38 District well. Southwest Virginians are fortunate to have him as their advocate.”
Hackworth is a businessman in Tazewell and a member of that county’s Board of Supervisors.