One elction down, two to go
The polls are closed and the results are in for the two canvasses to select Republican candidates for supervisor in Districts 1 and 5
In District 5 in the east end of the county Ken Petersen won over Courtney Hyers 408 to 199.Voters sent a strong signal that they want a change in representation. Hyers was the designated successor to incumbent Jim Eads. So far, no other candidates have come forward in this race.
At the other end of the county in District 1 Susan Lascollette won over P.C. Hunnell 120 to 76. She will face incumbent Andrew Pryor who has been in office since the Nixon administration.
These two canvasses complete the Republican candidate field for the November election, which also includes candidates for the Monacan Soil and Water District Commissioner. Jonathan Lyle and Jeff Sorrel will run for those positions.
We may still not know all of the candidates for the November 8 local elections. Candidates have until August 23 to collect signatures and file to run as independents.