Democrat Kathleen Murphy was elected Tuesday to represent Virginia's 34th district.
Murphy defeated Republican Craig Parisot in a special election to replace Del. Barbara Comstock (R), who was elected to U.S. Congress last November.
“By electing Kathleen Murphy today, the people of the 34th House of Delegates district sent a strong, clear message to Richmond that they are ready to keep Virginia moving forward,” Democratic Leader David Toscano said in a news release.
This is the second time Murphy, the president of a McLean-based consulting firm, has run for the seat. She was edged out by Comstock in 2013, according to FairfaxTimes.com.
Parisot, a businessman and Air Force veteran, won the Republican nomination back in November.
The 34th House district includes McLean area of Fairfax County and stretches west through Great Falls into parts of Loudoun County.