Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr to replace Kenny Alexander in Virginia Senate

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 16:41:29-04
Lionell Spruill Sr. (Photo:

Lionell Spruill Sr. (Photo:

NORFOLK, Va. – Delegate Lionell Spruill Sr has won Virginia’s 5th Senate District Democratic primary.

The “firehouse primary” that took place Saturday was for Democrats to decide who would replace Kenny Alexander in the state Senate.

Alexander was elected Mayor of Norfolk in May and was sworn in last week.

Running against Democratic competitor Joe Lindsey, Spruill won with 2,195 votes, compared to Joe Lindsey’s 1,016 votes.

Spruill has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 1994.

Chesapeake will now have two representatives in the Senate, while Norfolk will have none.