Voters pick Sayre, re-elect Murray to Board of Supervisors

Thomas Sayre, Republican candidate for the Shenandoah District Board of Supervisors in Warren County, stands beside his Ronald Reagan cardboard cutout at the polling station at Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

FRONT ROYAL – Republican candidates kept or took seats on the Warren County Board of Supervisors in Tuesday’s election.

Former Front Royal Town Councilman Thomas H. Sayre won the Shenandoah District, fending off independent candidates Ralph A. Rinaldi and Dee A. Schools, according to unofficial results posted by the Virginia Department of Elections. Sayre takes the seat held by Richard Traczyk,  who did not seek another term on the board.

Meanwhile, North River District Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. won re-election and a second term on the board. Murray defeated Democratic Party candidate N. Shae Parker, also a former town councilman.

Unofficial results for the Shenandoah District race showed that Sayre received 711 votes or 50.32 percent of the total cast. Rinaldi, a member of the Planning Commission who lost the Republican Party nomination to Sayre, received 480 votes or 33.97 percent. Schools received 220 votes or 15.57 percent.

Unofficial results for the North River District race showed that Murray received 586 votes or 54.06 percent. Parker received 493 votes or 45.48 percent.

Daniel J. Murray Jr.

South River District Supervisor Linda P. Glavis ran unopposed for re-election.

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