Republican Yesli Vega won the race for Coles district supervisor Tuesday, beating her Democratic opponent Raheel Sheikh to become the first Latina elected to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
With 100 percent of precincts counted, Vega was ahead with 55.94 percent of the vote compared to Sheikh's 44.01 percent, according to unofficial election results.
Vega, a former Manassas Park police officer and Prince William County Sheriff’s deputy, campaigned on issues like improving public safety, continuing the county’s agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lowering taxes and preserving the county’s current rural crescent zoning policy limiting development to one home per 10 acres.
The Coles District is currently represented by Republican Marty Nohe, who has served on the county board since 2003.
He did not seek re-election in order to run for at-large chair of Prince William but lost to John Gray in the primary.