Julie Slye wins IW treasurer race

Published 4:31 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Julie Slye will become Isle of Wight County’s next treasurer.

According to unofficial election results, Slye received 52.5% of just over 14,000 votes to challenger Dahlis Atkins’ 47.4%.

Slye currently serves as a deputy treasurer in another locality, and is a former employee of Isle of Wight, according to Assistant County Administrator Don Robertson.

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Atkins, who’d served as chief deputy under retired Treasurer Judith Wells, had been named interim treasurer upon Wells’ July 1 retirement.

“Thank you to everyone that helped with my campaign and voted for me,” Slye said. “I appreciate the support and look forward to serving Isle of Wight County as Treasurer for the next four years.”

Slye issued her statement on Nov. 14 after Isle of Wight County finalized its election results, which now include election day votes, early in-person voting, absentee ballots and provisional ballots.

Atkins did not immediately respond to The Smithfield Times’ request for comments.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:54 p.m. on Nov. 14 to add a statement by Slye and to correct that Julie Slye is currently a deputy treasurer for a locality other than Isle of Wight. She is a former employee of Isle of Wight County.