A former Virginia tv information anchor whose reporter girlfriend was shot and killed throughout a broadcast two years in the past bought elected to the state’s Home of Delegates Tuesday.
Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost and can symbolize Virginia’s 12th Home district in Richmond.
Hurst was in a relationship with Alison Parker when she and cameraman Adam Ward had been murdered by a former co-worker whereas doing a stay report for WDBJ-TV on the morning of Aug. 26, 2015.
The capturing and his relationship with Parker catapulted Hurst into the nationwide highlight as the general public face of the grieving Roanoke station.
A Pennsylvania native, Hurst stop his TV job and moved to Blacksburg in February to run for a statehouse seat after briefly contemplating a run for Congress.
Hurst’s marketing campaign was backed by gun management teams, however that wasn’t his fundamental marketing campaign subject. As a substitute, he centered on schooling, well being care and the setting.
The Roanoke Times reported that each candidates spent greater than $1 million on the race, with Hurst garnering help from donors in additional than two dozen different states.
Fox Information’ Chad Pergram and the Related Press contributed to this report.