Fil-Am businessman re-elected to Virginia House of Delegates
SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino American Republican Ron Villanueva, 45, was re-elected Tuesday, November 3 to the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating challenger Susan Hippen.
Villanueva, a small-business owner and former Virginia Beach City Councilman, defeated Democratic challenger Susan Hippen, whom he also defeated for the same 21st District seat in 2013.
Villanueva has been a state delegate since 2009 representing constituencies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. He ran on jobs and the economy. Hippen, a retired Navy master chief, ran on issues like Medicaid expansion and earned the endorsement of the Virginia Education Association.
Since January 2014, Villanueva raised $270,063, and Hippen brought in $85,442, according to data provided by the Virginia Public Access Project. Villanueva was named chair of the House Committee on Transportation in May.
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