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Contest set for Halifax mayor

SoVaNow.com / June 14, 2018
Halifax Mayor Kristy Johnson opted not to file for re-election in November, but the town will have a competitive race as two candidates stepped forward to run for mayor in the fall.

Dabney “Dexter” Gilliam Jr. and Ronnie F. Duffey each filed in time to have their names placed on the November general election ballot. The filing deadline was Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Other citizens have come forward to run unopposed for town office in Halifax and Virgilina.

In the Town of Halifax, candidates for Town Council are:

» Janice E. Powell in Ward A

» Gail W. Bosiger in Ward B

» Jack Dunavant in Ward C

» William R. Covington in Ward D

In the Town of Virgilina, Mayor Ralph O. Murray Jr. is seeking re-election without opposition.

Also in Virgilina, five incumbents and one newcomer qualified on the November ballot to fill six seats. Norman Talley, a current member of Virgilina Town Council, did not file for re-election

The ballot newcomer is Susan Bagley. Incumbents seeking re-election are Jason Johnson, Samuel M. Torian III, Kirke C. Hooper, Thomas Keith Tuck Jr. and Catherine A. Ellixson.



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