Del. Lee Carter greets voters outside Metz Middle School in Manassas

Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, greets voters outside Metz Middle School in Manassas on Election Day, Nov. 5.

Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, was re-elected Tuesday, beating GOP challenger and current Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy.  

With 94 percent of the vote reported, Carter garnered more than 53 percent of the vote compared with Lovejoy's 46 percent, according to unofficial election results.

Carter was first elected in 2017, unseating longtime Republican incumbent Jackson Miller, and is the only self-proclaimed socialist currently serving in the Virginia General Assembly.  

Carter has been an ardent supporter of unions and worker’s rights.  

In his first term as delegate, Carter introduced a bill to repeal Virginia’s “right-to-work" law as well as a bill to fully legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults and decriminalize marijuana for citizens under the age of 21, neither of which passed.  

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I hope we are not forced to join unions I will sue.

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