Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) was brushing back a challenge by Julius Spain Sr. in the Democratic primary June 11, and will be unopposed in the November general election.
Lopez, now in his fourth two-year term in office, was leading handily in unofficial results. The 49th District includes much of Arlington along and south of Columbia Pike, as well as adjacent areas of Fairfax County west to Seven Corners.
Spain, the current president of the Arlington NAACP, attempted to paint Lopez as out of touch with constituents in the district, but was unable to muster significant financial support to make his case to voters.