RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Jennifer McClellan appears to have defeated Corey Fauconier by a wide margin to fill the Virginia Senate seat left vacant by Donald McEachin who was recently elected to the US House of Representatives.

Unofficial results from the state Department of Elections show McClellan beat Libertarian Corey Fauconier in Tuesday’s special election. Republicans did not field a candidate for the heavily Democratic-leaning 9th Senate District

McClellan is a corporate attorney who lives in Richmond. She was elected to the House of Delegates in 2005.

According to unofficial results, McClellan defeated Fauconier of Highland Springs by a wide margin.

Fauconier gave the following statement on twitter:

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by Democratic US Representative Donald McEachin who won Virginia’s newly redrawn 4th District in last November’s election.

The 9th Virginia Senate district is made up of parts of Richmond, Charles City County, Hanover County, and Henrico County.

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