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Brandon, left, and Garner-Coleman / November 09, 2017
Halifax County will receive an infusion of new leadership in January with two newcomers taking their place on the board of supervisors and three first-time school board candidates winning open seats in Tuesday’s elections.

In the county’s two competitive races, it was write-in candidate Stanley Brandon in a landslide over incumbent ED-6 supervisor Larry Giordano, while in the ED-2 race for school board, Sandra Garner-Coleman easily defeated Clinton Boone.

With 943 write-in votes cast in ED-6, elected officials declared that 904 “acceptable” votes were cast for Brandon, a late entry in the race. He also garnered 22 absentee ballots for a total vote of 926. It was more than enough to swamp Giordano’s 500 votes — a 65-35 point margin. The remaining write-in votes either were illegible or cast for other individuals.

In the ED-2 school board contest, Garner-Coleman took 885 votes while Boone collected 344, a 72-28 point split. Garner-Coleman will take over the seat held by Kim Farson.

In the evening’s non-contested races:

ED-2 supervisor incumbent Hubert Pannell received 990 votes,

ED-3 newcomer Jeff Francisco, who will succeed retiring supervisor Tom West, garnered 963 votes.

In uncontested races for school trustee:

Roy Keith Lloyd in ED-2 received 934 votes. He will replace Karen Hopkins, who opted against running for re-election.

Todd Moser in ED-6 got 1,123 votes. He will take over for outgoing trustee Fay Satterfield.

Interim trustee Monty Lowery in ED-7 received 1,142 votes. Lowery ran unopposed in a special election to fill the unexpired term of former trustee Dick Stoneman, who early in the year resigned from the School Board, citing ill health. Lowery’s term will run through 2019.

All other newly-elected members of both county boards receive four-year terms starting in January.

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