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Lawyer, ex-sheriff head to state Senate special election

A Lynchburg attorney will face a former Fluvanna County sheriff in a Jan. 10 special election to fill the state Senate seat of Thomas Garrett Jr., who won a seat in Congress.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2gZXk2k ) lawyer and GOP activist Mark Peake beat Goochland County supervisor Ken Peterson Saturday at a GOP convention at Hampden-Sydney College. And former Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington of Palmyra topped Lynchburg teacher Katie Webb Cyphert in a Democratic caucus in Farmville.

The 22nd Senate District runs west from Goochland County including Amherst, Appomattox and part of Lynchburg.

Garrett, a Republican, defeated Democrat Jane...

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