The SBE website is reporting that with only the absentee precinct not reporting, Paul Nichols has defeated Faisal Gill 52%-48%. I predicted this would be a close race, with Gill narrowly edging out Democrat Paul Nichols, but it turned out going for Nichols in the end. If Paul Nichols is interested in holding this seat beyond one term though, he might want to consider switching parties now, as his next race will probably be a lot more competitive than this one was.
Paul Nichols was the only Democrat running at the state level to win in Prince William County, other than long-term incumbent Chuck Colgan. The conditions that made this possible are not likely to revisit this race next time around.
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