Sears wins Virginia GOP nomination for lieutenant governor

Former state delegate Winsome Sears has won the Republican Party’s nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor Tuesday evening.

Sears is the first Black Republican woman elected to the Virginia General Assembly. If elected, she can become the first Black woman to win a statewide office in Virginia.

“I am ready to get to work to fulfill my promise to TAKE BACK OUR COMMONWEALTH,” Sears said in a statement via Facebook.

Former state Del. Tim Hugo, Sears’ closest challenger, conceded the race moments before releasing the fifth round of votes.

Sears joins a Republican Party ticket that features Glenn Youngkin running for governor and state Del. Jason Miyares for attorney general.

Virginia’s state election is Nov. 2.

Jose Umana

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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