Samirah Wins 86th District Seat

Democrat Ibraheem S. Samirah was the winner in Tuesday’s special election for the 86thHouse District and will take his seat in Richmond during the final days of the 2019 General Assembly session.

The Herndon dentist is the son of Palestinianimmigrants and the second Muslim to be elected to the assembly. He defeated Republican Gregg Garrett Nelson in the race to fill the vacancy created by the election of Jennifer Boysko to the state Senate last month.

Samirah and Nelson ran close in the district’s Loudoun County precincts but won overwhelmingly on the Fairfax side. The unofficial vote totals were 3,746 for Samirah and 2,162 for Nelson. Independent Connie Haines Hutchinson had 370 votes or 5.89 percent.

Samirah was sworn in Wednesday morning.

8 thoughts on “Samirah Wins 86th District Seat

  • 2019-02-20 at 3:18 pm
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    It really distresses me as a Jew and big supporter of Israel, which is needed as a haven for Jews worldwide who may face oppression, that the Democrats seem to be nominating and electing a number of candidates around the nation who harbor anti-Zionist views, particularly at a time when we are seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism, on both extremes of the political spectrum. I don’t believe his apology is for real. Just like the two Muslim women elected to congress from Michigan and Minnesota who made serious anti-Semitic remarks, as a number of non Muslim “Progressives,” I believe there is a growing anti-Israel bias among liberals in this nation, which is very dangerous for Israeli security. And again, if Israel is lost, Jews around the world have no safe haven except the U.S. I sincerely hope Samirah learns more about the Israeli situation before he opens his mouth about it again but his election is quite distressing to me.

  • 2019-02-20 at 6:50 pm
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    I agree 100%. And, what does it say about our local population if a blatant anti-Semite wins an election (and by a landslide)?

    With Democrats in blackface and spewing anti-Semitism, there is nothing new under the sun. History is repeating itself.

  • 2019-02-20 at 7:20 pm
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    I am not sure but did Ken Reid support Samirah’s opponent? Seems a little late to belly aching.

  • 2019-02-20 at 10:55 pm
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    Low intelligence voters in that district saw a “D” next to Samirah’s name and like lemmings voted for him…same with Wexton, who never saw a tax she didn’t like. And dare we mention the 3 stooges: blackface racists Northam, Herring and possible sexual harasser Fairfax; all Democrats.

  • 2019-02-22 at 7:30 am
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    Many of the comments to this story are more disturbing than the story itself. It would appear that there is now, perhaps thanks to the Constitution shredding president currently sitting in the White House, that some appear to now argue that there should no longer be elections in this country, and that another nation’s interests should be supreme in this country, and that there should be only one political party in this country, and that, logically, a dictatorship be established where freedom and the Constitution no longer exists. Speak out about the horrible comments by this now elected official, but don’t use those horrible comments in a smear campaign against political parties and the Constitution of this Great Country, in order to promote the unconstitutional and dictatorlike activities that many of the commenters above would lead us to.

  • 2019-02-24 at 7:44 am
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    Ibraheem Samirah a one man hate group soon to be listed on the SPLC. The SPLC says you are a hate group if you want to check backgrounds on people entering our county or if you believe marriage is between a man and a woman. In essence they are themselves a hate group targeting republicans who haven’t knuckled to the politically correct. Notice no Antifa or Indivisible listed in their group. The SPLC was well intention but has morphed into a liberal political group. Snopes, SPLC, Blue Virginia even Bearing Drift are all outlandish in deed and short on facts. Democrats need to primary Samirah!

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