A former Virginia information anchor whose reporter girlfriend was shot and killed throughout a broadcast two years in the past acquired tv elected to the state’s House of Delegates Tuesday.
Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost and can symbolize Virginia’s twelfth House district in Richmond.
Hurst was in a relationship with Alison Parker when she and cameraman Adam Ward have 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 give up 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 predominant marketing campaign difficulty. Instead, he targeted on schooling, well being care and the atmosphere.
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 News’ Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.