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The deadline to appear on the ballot in November has passed, and candidates can gauge their opposition - or lack of it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The filing deadline to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot passed Tuesday.
Aside from statewide and General Assembly elections, voters will choose local constitutional officers and members of boards of supervisors and school boards.
The only new candidate in Bedford County is Steve Wilkerson, running for the District 3 supervisor seat that opened when Roger Cheek announced he would not run again.
District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin is running for the first time after having been appointed to fill the term of board Chairman Chuck Neudorfer, who resigned Oct. 9.
Supervisor John Sharp is running unopposed in District 4.
Three unopposed incumbents are on the ballot for the school board: Jason Johnson in District 2, John Hicks in District 3 and Gary Hostutler in District 4.
Elections for supervisors and school board members in the Amsterdam and Buchanan districts are unopposed. In the Amsterdam District Todd Dodson is seeking to replace Steve Clinton, who is not seeking re-election. For the school board, incumbent Ruth Wallace is unopposed.
In the Buchanan District, John Williamson is seeking to replace Terry Austin, who is running for the House of Delegates. Kathy Sullivan is unopposed for re-election to the school board seat.
Two seats on the county board of supervisors and two school board seats will be contested.
Rocky Mount District Supervisor Charles Wagner faces Jeff Worley. Sarah Alexander is unopposed for the school board.
In the Boone District, Supervisor Ronnie Thompson faces Bennie Russell. Thad Montgomery is unopposed for the school board.
In the Snow Creek District, Supervisor Leland Mitchell is unopposed. For the school board seat, incumbent G.B. Washburn Jr. faces Brian Hamilton.
For the at-large seat on the Franklin County School Board, five candidates have filed to replace William Helm: B. Tyler Bamberg, Penny Blue, Gina Haley Kennett, Robin Mays and Michael Pruitt
Commissioner of the Revenue Sherman Holland, a Democrat, is facing Republican Roger Malouf. Incumbents Donald Caldwell, the commonwealth’s attorney, and Evelyn Powers, treasurer, are unopposed.
Republican Sheriff Octavia Johnson is opposed by independent Travis Akins and Democrat Tim Allen, who won a primary election on Tuesday.
Four incumbents are running unopposed for constitutional offices: Rick Atkins for sheriff; Tom Bowers for commonwealth’s attorney; Linda Carroll for commissioner of the revenue; and Bonnie McCormick for treasurer.
Staff writers Duncan Adams, Ralph Berrier Jr., Matt Chittum and David Ress contributed to this report.
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