A dozen local residents have qualified to run in the upcoming November election.
Up for election are two board of supervisors seats, two school board seats, two soil and water conservation director positions and constitutional officers including sheriff, commonwealth’s attorney, commissioner of revenue and treasurer.
Running unopposed are incumbents commonwealth’s attorney Clarissa Berry, commissioner of revenue Brian Daniel and treasurer Stephanie Murray.
Incumbent sheriff Erik Weaver will face Lonnie Tuthill, Jr. and Brandon Lillard.
Incumbent Charlotte Hoffman is seeking re-election to the board, while Carlton Yowell is seeking the seat that will be left vacant by Jonathon Weakley who has opted not to seek re-election.
On the school board, incumbent Karen Allen is seeking re-election, while Angela Eichelberger is running for the seat left vacant by Bob Chappell. Chappell resigned earlier this year. The seat is currently being filled by Kathy McGhee.
Rounding out the local candidates are Stephen Hill and Lynn Graves who are seeking re-election as soil and water conservation district directors.
Meanwhile, this November’s election will see a new face as registrar. Longtime registrar Diana Eanes retired at the end of June.
“I cannot say enough good things about the people of Madison County including the electoral board, election officials, staff, county officials, candidates and voters,” she said. “They have all been exceedingly kind to me during the years.”
Lauren Eanes has been chosen as the new registrar. Eanes has been an assistant registrar for eight years and a chief election official for nine. She was chosen from among six applicants and selected by the electoral board.
“She is ready for this challenge and I’m so pleased for her to have the privilege of serving Madison County in this capacity,” Diana Eanes said.
For more information about the November election, visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/.