Democrat Jennifer T. Wexton was sworn in Friday as the new state senator for the 33rd District, the Loudoun County-based seat formerly held by Mark R. Herring, the state’s new attorney general.
Earlier Friday, the State Board of Elections certified the former Loudoun prosecutor’s victory over Republican John C.L. Whitbeck and independent Joe T. May.
Her win gives Democrats 19 Senate seats to the GOP’s 20. If Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. captures the seat formerly held by Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, each party will have 20 seats.
Northam’s tiebreaking vote on most issues would give Democrats control of the chamber.