Two Hampton Roads districts are key to control of the House

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…



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