Jackie Smith has won the special election in the race for clerk of the Prince William Circuit Court.
Smith, a Democrat, was squaring off with Del. Jackson Miller, R-50th District, for the chance to serve the remainder of the late Michele McQuigg’s eight-year term as clerk.
With 100 percent of the vote in and more than 25,000 votes counted in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park, Smith won the election by more than 2,000 votes.
Percentage of precincts reporting: 100 percent.
Congratulations to democratic candidate, Jacquelin Smith. Just looking at the election returns at the State Board of Elections website, she made some pretty great strides in some fairly consistent Republican precincts. Could it be that the times they are a’changing?
Voter turn out was extremely low, yet she beat her opponent, Delegate Jackson Miller handily, securing over 50% of the votes.
I expect some Republicans will say they voted for the Democrat just to keep Jackson in the House of Delegates. I say bull-doodle to that notion. Clerk of the Court would be a nice gig for Jackson. He would only have to run for office every 8 years and he would be able to build up some sweet VRS time and have a cushy retirement check eventually.
I do believe that the Clerk of the Court position would be free of politics. I believe Ms. Smith will see to it that happens.