Fil-Am retains seat in VA House of Delegates

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 5, 2015

REDWOOD  CITY, Calif. – In Virginia, a Filipino American lawmaker celebrated victory last Tuesday after a long campaign.

Republican Ron Villanueva won his reelection bid for the Virginia House of Delegates 21st district.

The former Virginia Beach city councilman has been a state delegate since 2009.  He beat his Democratic opponent Susan Hippen, a retired Navy veteran by over 16%.

Villanueva ran on the platform of strengthening education and mental health reforms.

He will serve as chairman of the transportation committee.

 

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