by Madison White Franks
KILMARNOCK—Although the next statewide General Election is 10 months away, at least one incumbent has already announced intentions to seek re-election to local office.
Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie has announced his campaign for re-election on November 5.
Candidates in both Lancaster and Northumberland counties seeking local office must file by June 11 to be on the ballot.
In Lancaster, all Constitutional offices except for Clerk of Circuit Court are up for election, said voter registrar Susan Jett. That includes Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue. These offices are held by Jan Smith, Bonnie Dickson and Marlon Savoy, respectively.
The ballot also will include board of supervisors and school board seats in Districts 2, 3 and 4, said Jett. District 2 is represented by Ernest Palin on the board of supervisors and Kenya Moody on the school board. District 3 is represented by Jason Bellows and Audrey Thomasson and District 4, Bill Lee and Joan Gravatt.
In Northumberland, the ballot will include elections for Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, said voter registrar Kathy Davenport. These offices are held by Doc Lyons, Jane Wrightson, Ellen Kirby and Todd Thomas, respectively.
The ballot also will include board of supervisors and school board seats in Districts 1, 4 and 5, said voter registrar Kathy Davenport. District 1 is represented by Joseph Self on the board of supervisors and Dana O’Bier on the school board. District 4 is represented by Tommy Tomlin and Betty Christopher and District 5, Ronald Jett and Gayle Sterrett.
Both counties also will elect two directors each to serve on the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District. In Lancaster, Derwin Booker and Kenneth Savko serve as directors and in Northumberland, Robert Pickett and Robert Vanlandingham are directors…….