Bea LaPisto Kirtley

Bea LaPisto Kirtley

Updated at 9:12 p.m.

Bea LaPisto Kirtley likely will be on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors come January.

With all precincts reporting unofficial numbers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, LaPisto Kirtley received 896 votes, or 54.2%, for the board’s Rivanna District seat, while challenger Jerrod Smith received 757 votes, or 45.8 percent.

County Registrar Jake Washburn confirmed Tuesday that no independent or Republican candidates filed paperwork or were nominated to run in November.

“I am very thrilled to be able to help Albemarle County, and I’m very happy to work with all the entities in Albemarle County,” LaPisto Kirtley said Tuesday evening. “We’re going to move this county forward and there’s a lot of excitement.”

Smith said he wouldn’t rule out running again in the future.

“I’m going to take some time, decompress with the wife and see what it looks like moving forward,” he said.

LaPisto Kirtley said she had a lot of help and thanked her campaign manager, Teddy Hamilton, and three women and one high school student who canvassed with her.

“We met so many people canvassing, I would say over 2,000 doors we knocked on,” she said. “I was able to get to know the most wonderful people in the county from all different parts, and I was just so happy to get to meet them.”

She called Smith a “very good competitor” and “a wonderful young man.”

The Rivanna District seat currently is held by Democrat Norman Dill, who did not seek re-election.

Two additional Board of Supervisors seats will be on the ballot in November. Incumbent Democrat Ann H. Mallek is running against Republican Steve Harvey for the White Hall District seat, and Republican Mike Hallahan is running against Democrat Donna Price for the Scottsville District seat.

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Allison Wrabel is a reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7261, awrabel@dailyprogress.com or @craftypanda on Twitter.

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