Close Josh Brannon Wins U.S. District 5 Seat WFMY 10:25 PM. EST 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 WFMY Breaking News Deputy Shooting Suspect Remains in Hospital, Wife Returns Home Grant Gilmore's Tuesday Evening Forecast Giraffe watch is on a the world awaits the birth of a calf Seven, Including Pregnant Woman, Arrested In Drug Bust Fire Destroys Vacant Home In Reidsville Guilford Co. Deputy Shot Surveillance Video Released In Greensboro Mall Shooting Sheriff BJ Barnes Describes What Led to Standoff Good Samaritan says he was shot at on I-77 More Stories Severe Storms Possible Wednesday Evening In The Triad Feb 28, 2017, 10:18 p.m. Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest In Storm System Mar. 1, 2017, 11:05 a.m. LIVE GIRAFFE CAM | Giraffe Birth at NY Zoo Feb 22, 2017, 7:42 p.m.