Preview: In 96th House District rematch, Amanda Batten tries to hold off Mark Downey

October 25, 2021

Virginian Pilot

By Peter Dujardin

It’s a rematch in the 96th District, where Democrat Mark Downey, a pediatrician, challenges Republican Del. Amanda Batten, who took office two years ago.

The district, which includes most of James City County and about half of York County, has been in Republican hands since 1992. But it was close in 2019 — with Batten winning 52.5% to 46.4%.

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