Democrat Rob Krupicka decisively wona low-turnout, three-candidate special election Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former state delegate David L. Englin.
Krupicka, a nine-year Alexandria City Council member who also serves on the state Board of Education, got more than 75 percent of the vote. Republican Tim McGhee had more than 20 percent, and Libertarian Justin Malkin garnered less than 4 percent.
Only 15 percent of the 55,000 active voters went to the polls Tuesday, which for many residents was also the first day of school and a return to normal work schedules after the Labor Day weekend.
“The margin is much larger than I would have expected,” Krupicka said moments after McGhee called him to concede. “This is a community I’ve worked with for a very long time. . . . We have important and serious issues to work on, and I’m really honored to be given this chance.”
The seat came open when Englin (D-Alexandria) announced this spring that he would resign in the wake of an extramarital affair. A little more than a year is left in the term.