Close Josh Brannon Wins U.S. District 5 Seat WFMY 11:25 PM. EDT July 15, 2014 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST RALEIGH, N.C. -- Democrats in northwestern North Carolina have picked Josh Brannon as their candidate for face incumbent Republican Virginia Foxx for a seat in Congress.Brannon captured more than 60 percent of Tuesday's vote in unofficial returns to defeat Gardenia Henley and take the Democratic Party nomination in the 5th Congressional District.Brannon is a software developer from Watauga County making his first run for elective office. He finished first in May's inconclusive primary election.Henley ran for of Winston-Salem mayor last year and sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2012.Foxx is in her tenth year in office and this fall is seeking a sixth term. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Virginia State Police trooper shot in Richmond Catawba County billboard stirs controversy, heated debate Son Died From Rare Trait Crosses Remain Standing After EF2 Tornado At Camp Online Quizzes Take More Than Your Answers Baby dies after being bitten by dog Greensboro Patrol Cars Crash On Their Way To Call Civil War museum closes after Confederate flag removed Stokes Co. Women's Emotional Account Of Today's Storm Magnify Money: What happens to debt when we die? More Stories Dodging Storms Each Day; Memorial Day Weekend Forecast May 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m. Volunteers Clean Up Elementary School, Homes Hit By Tornado May 27, 2017, 5:01 p.m. Allman Brothers Singer, Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Dies May 27, 2017, 4:05 p.m.