Republican Avoli claims 20th District seat

Nov 07, 2019 267

BY: Rebecca J. Barnabi

The “American dream” came true for Republican John Avoli after he defeated Democratic challenger Jennifer Lewis with 58% of the overall votes in Tuesday’s general election. According to unofficial election results from the Virginia Department of Election, Avoli, R-Staunton, won each precinct in the district which spans from Augusta and Nelson counties to Highland County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.

The former high school principal and mayor of Staunton said he’s pleased to have a “wonderful democracy” and thankful for all the support. “We’re happy that we prevailed in a good race, and I’m happy to represent the 20th district,” Avoli said.

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