Warren School Board race unified across precincts

Donna McEathron won Warren County School Board’s South River District seat with unwavering support across the precincts in the district.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections’ unofficial results, McEathron came away from the election with 784 total votes, or 60.92 percent of ballots, while Shawn McClosky won 500 votes, or 38.85 percent. Thus, McEathron will be taking the South River seat in January after Joanne Cherefko retires from the position.

Although no precincts reported McClosky winning, the race was closest in the South River precinct – where McClosky lives, according to the department’s list of candidates. There, McClosky garnered 276 votes, or 42.40 percent, compared to McEathron’s 374 votes, or 57.45 percent.

Voters in the Bentonville and Browntown precincts favored McEathron even more. In Browntown, where the candidate list says she resides, 185 out of 278, or 66.55 percent of voters,  chose McEathron over McClosky. In Bentonville, 191 out of 307 or 62.21 percent of voters favored McEathron.

Of those who submitted absentee ballots, McEathron earned a solid 66.67 percent of votes vs.  McClosky’s 31.37 percent. There were no provisional voters and write-ins only accounted for three votes total.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com