Dave Ress Oct 20, 2023
VIRGINIA BEACH — A swath of suburban Virginia Beach stretching from the late Pat Robertson’s Regent University past Mount Trashmore and almost to Oceana Naval Air Station is a must-win battleground for control of the House of Delegates.
That’s because voters from its miles and miles of neat ranch and split-level houses, with large apartment communities along its thoroughfares, sometimes confound Virginia Beach’s longtime reputation as a bastion of the GOP.
Del. Karen Greenhalgh, R-Virginia Beach, a consultant first elected in 2021, faces Democrat Michael Feggans, a small businessman and Air Force veteran, in House District 97, covering part of the state’s most populous city.
It is a legislative district that voted decisively for Democrat Elaine Luria in her unsuccessful bid for reelection to Congress last year, giving her a margin of more than 5 percentage points…