RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Perhaps the biggest upset during Tuesday’s primaries was in the race for Richmond Sheriff, where incumbent C.T. Woody has been defeated for the Democratic nomination.
Antoinette Irving is now the Democratic nominee; she won with 52 percent of the vote.
“I feel pretty good, good for the community,” Irving told 8News Reporter Aaron Thomas.
She ran off of her educational background and experience as a Sheriff Major in Henrico County.
She said building positive relationships in the community and proper services and care to residents are pertinent issues to her.
Irving ran against Richmond Sheriff Woody two times prior before clinching the nomination on her third try.
“He’s put down his foundation, and now it’s time for someone else to pick up that torch,” Irving said.
Woody had been Richmond’s Sheriff for the past 11 years.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Woody said. “I’m proud, I’m humble.”
Woody said he’ll do all he can to support Irving as the Democratic nominee in November.
As of now, no Republican or Independent candidate will run against Irving.
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