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 Update On Crash That Killed 5 High Point Teen Killed While Helping Driver Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked NC Man Witnesses Las Vegas Shooting Police Release Body Cam Video In Las Vegas Shooting Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know FBI profiler: Vegas shooting similar to Texas Tower massacre Homicide Vigil For Student Killed In Car Crash Trinity VS. Wheatmore More Stories Every big Black Friday deal and doorbuster right here! Nov 21, 2017, 12:49 p.m. 'It's Working' | Baby A.J. Out Of Surgery After… Nov 24, 2017, 8:53 a.m. Police Help Elderly Couple Spend Last Thanksgiving,… Nov 24, 2017, 9:13 a.m.