New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2018

2018 General Election results for Charles City and New Kent

By Community Member | November 7, 2018 12:58 am

Tim Kaine retained his seat in the U.S. Senate, defeating challengers Corey Stewart and Matt Waters in Tuesday’s November General Election.

In New Kent, Stewart received 6,762 votes (63.45 percent) while Kaine accumulated 3,722 votes (34.93 percent). Waters racked in 159 votes in the county.

Kaine received 2,131 votes in Charles City, approximately 63.86 percent of the votes. Stewart received 1,168 votes (35 percent) while Waters finished with 36.

In the battle for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Donald McEachin was declared the winner of the fourth seat, defeating Ryan McAdams and Peter Wells. In votes received from Charles City, McEachin carried the top number with 2,085 (62.46 percent), while county resident Ryan McAdams received 1,224 votes (36.67 percent). Wells received 26 votes.

In another battle for a seat in the House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives, Rob Wittman defeated Vangie Williams for the coveted seat. In votes cast by New Kent citizens, Wittman received 7,247 votes (68.03 percent) and Williams garnered 3,398 votes (31.9 percent)

Votes for providing a partial tax exemption for real property subject to flooding passed 2,238-987 in Charles City and 7,066-3,336 in New Kent. Similarly, a vote for real property tax exemption for a primary residence provided to surviving spouses of veterans who had a 100 percent disability passed 2,585-650 in Charles City and 8,771-1,692 in New Kent.

A meals tax referendum that would allow Charles City’s Board of Supervisors to levy a tax no more than four percent for the purpose of capital needs for fire and emergency services passed 2,056-1,223.