April 21, 2017: Jackie Smith, Democrat, won a special election held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the post of Prince William County, Va., Clerk of Court. Smith, 34, defeated Virginia State Del. Jackson H. Miller, Republican, who is the Virginia House of Delegates Majority Whip. Smith won the election by eight points. The previous Clerk, Michele B. McQuigg, Republican, defeated Smith, a Dumfries lawyer who has never held elected office, by five points in 2015. McQuigg died in February, 2017, prompting a special election for the rest of her eight-year term. The office oversees court filings and legal documents. About 26,000 people, or 10?percent of registered voters, cast ballots in the special election.