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.