Willett projected to defeat Shaia in Virginia House District 58 race

Willett and Shaia
Posted at 3:24 PM, Nov 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-07 23:21:25-05

UPDATE: Democratic Delegate Rodney Willett is the projected winner in his race against Republican Riley Shaia.

"The people of Henrico made it clear tonight that they want a Delegate in Richmond that is pragmatic and works across the aisle to get things done. That was what our campaign was about and that is what I look forward to continuing to do in the House of Delegates," he said in a statement. "I am looking forward to getting back to Richmond on behalf of the people of Henrico.”

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Delegate Rodney Willett, the Democratic candidate, looks to hold onto his seat in the House of Delegates for a third term, where he's represented the same general area since 2020 after the "blue wave" election of 2019.

The Republican nominee is Riley Shaia, who is a fitness professional and physical therapist.

The district favors Democrats based on the past several statewide election results but not by a large margin, according to VPAP.

Willett holds the fundraising edge, but both candidates have pulled more than $100,000.

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