Former television anchor and Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015, has won the race for the 12th district of Virginia's House of Delegates.Hurst had received 53.51% of the votes as of 9:04 p.m. Tuesday night, with 97.14% -- or 34 of the 35 of precincts -- reporting, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. In a February op-ed for The Daily Beast, Hurst announced he was leaving his job as a TV journalist to run for office.
TV reporter Alison Parker, on the left, and her cameraman were shot and killed on live TV in August of 2015 while conducting an interview. Parker’s boyfriend, Chris Hurst, also pictured above on right, was an anchor at the same station where she worked. By Kimberly Richardson, WSBTV.com and The Associated PressThe tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera was turned off, he wept.
This past summer, a friend of mine gave me a book. I had interviewed her a few times over the years because her daughter was murdered by a man eventually sentenced to life in prison. Then, when I was also personally touched by murder, we connected through a common bond.
Legit excited at the opportunity to call on my colleague @pwcdanica in this way in the House of Delegates. We’ve been using gentleman and gentlewoman for decades. Don’t try to change rules just because some may be uncomfortable. The New Virginia Way has arrived. https://t.co/oGC0uBHciM
As I continue working on drafting legislation, I am so thrilled to tell you that I’m now a co-patron on @marcussimon’s bill to ban personal use of campaign funds and @KayeKory’s bill to add gender, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation to Virginia’s hate crime bill.
It’s getting drafted as we speak! College students shouldn’t have their cell phone numbers or personal email addresses made public by their college or university. But we need a scalpel on this, not a hatchet. https://t.co/pIK8DHg28n
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