Baker, Helsley keep board seats; Ferguson out

WOODSTOCK – Voters kept two Shenandoah County supervisors in office but unseated one in Tuesday’s election.

Supervisor Steven A. Baker fended off challenger Michael N. Wakeman to win a third term representing District 2, according to unofficial results from the Department of Elections. Baker ran as the Republican Party candidate. Wakeman ran as an independent.

Supervisor David E. Ferguson lost his bid for a fourth term representing District 3. Independent candidate Richard R. Walker defeated the Republican candidate.

District 6 Supervisor Conrad A. Helsley won re-election to a fourth term in an independent campaign. Helsley fended off challengers S. John Massoud, who ran as the Republican Party candidate, Strasburg Town Councilman Robert B. “Bob” Baker and former town councilwoman Sarah K. Mauck.

Massoud, Wakeman and Walker ran on campaigns that criticized Baker, Ferguson and Helsley’s support for increased spending and taxes. Baker, Ferguson and Helsley stood by their actions.

Unofficial results for the District 6 race showed that Helsley received 385 votes or 32.33 percent. Massoud received 317 votes or 26.62 percent. Baker received 250 or 20.99 percent and Mauck received 239 or 20.07 percent.

Unofficial results for District 3 showed that Walker received 1,085 votes or 51.16 percent. Ferguson received 1,034 votes or 48.75 percent.

Unofficial results for District 2 showed that Baker received 894 votes or 52.43 percent. Wakeman received 809 votes or 47.45 percent.

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