Price defeats 3 challengers to remain mayor of Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News will continue under the same leadership come July 1.

McKinley Price beat out 3 other candidates for the job on Tuesday night to be Newport News’ mayor for the next four years.

With 85 percent of precincts reporting at 8:37 p.m., Price had nearly 4,000 more votes than his nearest challenger, Marcellus Harris III — 7,683 to 3,809.

This will be Price’s third term as mayor.

The election also included races for 3 city council and 4 school board seats. Typically spring city elections see a much smaller turnout than a presidential election.

The election comes on the heels of a battle for Newport News teachers to get a 4 percent raise. Many members of both the school board and the city council have come under fire for their handling of the situation.

Current terms end on June 30.

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Author: Armando Parsons