Board of Supervisors incumbents win new terms

Published 10:40 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Three incumbent Board of Supervisors candidates — two in Isle of Wight County and one in Surry — each won a new term in office. All three ran unopposed.

According to unofficial results Isle of Wight County’s Registrar’s Office released Nov. 2, Rudolph Jefferson, who represents Isle of Wight’s Hardy District, had received 96% of the 2,568 votes cast district-wide. There were 102 write-ins, accounting for just under 4% of the total votes.

“I just thank the citizens that came out to vote today in all the races in the county,” Jefferson said.

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He added he hopes to continue working toward capital improvement projects in the Hardy District during his new term, among them the planned replacement of Westside Elementary School, the planned Henry H. Bradby Memorial Park in Rushmere and the renovation of Tyler’s Beach, also in Rushmere.

Don Rosie, who represents Isle of Wight’s Carrsville District, also received 96% of the 2,274 votes cast in that district. Only 88 votes went to write-in candidates.

In Surry, Ronald Howell Jr., whom Surry’s Board of Supervisors appointed earlier this year as the late Kenneth Holmes’ successor, won his first full term in office with 97% of the 616 votes cast. Fifteen votes went to write-in candidates.