Candi Patrice Mundon King is an American politician who has served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2021.

Biography

King obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from Norfolk State University.[1] She has worked as a nonprofit program manager and an education advocate.[2]

Political career

2021

King announced her campaign for delegate in December 2020, shortly after her predecessor Jennifer Carroll Foy resigned to run for governor, causing a special election. After winning the Democratic primary, King faced Republican Heather Mitchell in the general election on January 5, 2021. King won with 51.5% of the vote, with a margin of 263 votes.[3]

King’s re-election involved a primary challenge from Prince William County resident Pamela Montgomery. The race became one of the most expensive primaries in the state because of money contributed by clean energy group Clean Virginia and utility provider Dominion Energy.[4] Despite the flood of outside money, King won with 67.77%-32.23%.[5]

In the November General Election, King ran successfully won a full term against Republican Gina Ciarcia, a history teacher at a private Christian school.[6]

Election results

2021 2nd House of Delegates District special election[7]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King4,45151.74
RepublicanHeather F. Mitchell4,14348.16
2021 2nd House of Delegates District Democratic Primary Election[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King3,55367.77
DemocratPamela Montgomery1,69032.23
2021 2nd House of Delegates District General Election[8]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocratCandi P. M. King15,31057.21
DemocratPamela Montgomery11,39342.57

References

  1. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Candi King wins Democratic primary in 2nd House of Delegates race”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ Cheslow, Daniella. “Democrat Candi King Wins Special Election For Delegate In Northern Virginia”. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ Palermo, Jill. “Democrat Candi King wins special election for 2nd District House of Delegates seat”. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ Writer, Daniel Berti Times Staff. “Del. Candi King fends off Clean Virginia-backed primary challenger in 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  5. ^ a b “2021 June Democratic Primary”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  6. ^ Staff Reports. “Democratic Del. Candi King wins her first full term in the 2nd District”. Prince William Times. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  7. ^ “2021 January Special”.
  8. ^ “2021 November General”. results.elections.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-15.