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 Eclipse Eye Protection Pt. 2 TBI arrests 12 in human trafficking operation Sunglasses VS Eclipse Glasses Are welding glasses safe to view the eclipse? Graham Protests End Peacfully Amber Alert Canceled; Girl Found Safe ECLIPSE GLASSES HUNT Chad Silber In Murphy North Carolina The Hunt Is On For Eclipse Glasses What you need to know about this summer's solar eclipse More Stories Solar Eclipse Watch Parties Across The Piedmont Triad Jul 28, 2017, 10:39 p.m. Solar Eclipse 2017: Your Guide To EVERYTHING You… Aug. 9, 2017, 6:26 p.m. Small Sleepy Towns Awakened By Excitement of Solar… Aug 20, 2017, 9:25 p.m.