Virginia House of Delegates Speaker-designee Kirk Cox released the following statement Monday after the State Board of Elections voted to unanimously certify election results in House Districts 28 and 88.
“We are pleased the State Board of Elections finally fulfilled its statutory duty and unanimously certified the election results in House Districts 28 and 88, but are disappointed it took over a week, a strong signal from a federal judge, and the threat of a state suit to get them to act. With this step, we can now proceed to handling any other questions through the proper venues outlined in state law, as members of State Board said multiple times today. Dragging this process out has only prolonged the important work that remains to be done by both sides in preparation for the 2018 General Assembly Session. We stand ready to govern and pass legislation that will help fight the opioid epidemic, improve our schools, and help the middle class get ahead.”