BREAKING: Chris Hurst elected delegate in 12th District

12th District, Va. (WDBJ7) Chris Hurst has been elected as delegate for the 12th District defeating incumbent Joseph Yost.

Hurst, a former WDBJ7 anchor, says he decided to leave journalism and run for office after recovering from the 2015 death of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

Delegate Hurst says he advocates for families struggling for access to mental health care and equality in education for students with special needs.

Hurst moved here nearly a decade ago and was raised in Philadelphia.