The seat for District 72 left vacant by Rep. Derwin
Montgomery brings forth two Democratic primary candidates, both of whom have
long-standing ties to Winston-Salem
Rep. Derwin Montgomery’s decision to run for Congress leaves the seat open for two Democratic contenders in District 72. LaShun Huntley and Amber Baker are both first-time political candidates and each have longstanding ties to Winston-Salem.
According to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, the
district has close to 54,000 registered voters, with about 58.4 percent
registered as Democrats and only 15.5 percent as Republican. The district also
has 51.2 percent black voters and 39 percent white.
Starting in the northern parts of downtown Winston-Salem
just above Interstate 40, District 72 radiates out to the northwest to include
Wake Forest University all the way towards Oak Hollow Road and Buffalo Creek.
To the east, the district stretches towards Walkertown, west of Reidsville
For the past decade, the seat has been held by a Democrat,
and it is assumed that will remain the case come this November. Considering…
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