Shenandoah County voters face choices on Election Day

Shenandoah County voters can expect many choices to make when they go to the polls Tuesday.

The race for the clerk of the circuit court attracted five candidates. Longtime Clerk Denise B. Estep is retiring at the end of the year. Adam M. Sharp is running as the Democratic Party candidate. David A. George is the Republican Party candidate. Chief Deputy Clerk Sarona S. Irvin, Clerk for the General District Court Tammy L. Heishman and Lisa Long, office manager for the commonwealth’s attorney, are running as independent candidates.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda M. Wiseley is seeking a second term. Chad A. Logan, assistant prosecutor for the Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, is running as the Republican Party candidate.

Seats representing three districts on the Board of Supervisors are up for election:

• District 2 Supervisor Steven A. Baker is running for a third term as the Republican candidate. Michael N. Wakeman is running for the seat as an independent.

• District 3 Supervisor David E. Ferguson is running for a fourth term as the Republican candidate. Richard R. Walker is running for the seat as an independent.

• District 6 Supervisor Conrad A. Helsley is running for a fourth term as an independent. S. John Massoud is running as the Republican candidate. Strasburg Town Councilman Robert R. “Bob” Baker and former councilwoman Sarah K. Mauck also are running as independent candidates.

Seats representing the same districts on the School Board are up for election:

• District 2 representative R.L. “Rick” Koontz Jr. is seeking another term. Barbara C. Bliss and Joanie B. Hovatter are also vying for the seat.

• In District 3, D. Roger Barbee, Cyndy D. Walsh and Steve D. Wood are running to replace Kathryn Holsinger, who is not seeking another term.

• District 4 representative Sonya L. Williams-Giersch is seeking another term. Van C. Holmes III is running for the seat.

Virginia state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, is running for re-election. Democratic Party candidate April D. Moore is seeking the senate seat. Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock is running unopposed for another term.

Commission of Revenue Kathy A. Black, Treasurer Cindy A. George and Sheriff Timothy C. Carter are running unopposed for their offices. Joan M. Comanor and Mary L. Gessner are running unopposed for directors’ seats on the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District Board representing the county.

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