Town elections set for Tuesday

Voters in Shenandoah County’s six towns can pick local leaders by going to the polls Tuesday.

Candidates are running for mayor in three towns and town councils in all six jurisdictions in local elections.


Voters can pick from six candidates running for three seats on Town Council.

Councilman Clyde S. Beachy and Councilwoman Teresa C. Minnick will seek re-election. Carrie L. Hamilton, Bradley G. Pollack, Paul Blacet and Stephen C. Van Stee filed to run for council. Councilman Ed Hite did not file to run for re-election.

Mount Jackson

Voters can choose from four candidates seeking three Town Council seats up for election.

Councilmen Dennis L. Andrick, Donald I. Pifer and Rodney M. Shepherd will seek re-election. Allen L. Asbury also filed to run for one of three seats up for election. Alsbury has run in previous elections.

New Market

Voters can choose from two hopefuls running for mayor.

Councilman Charles E. “Eddie” Litten will challenge Mayor Douglas C. Bradley for the mayor’s seat rather than seek re-election. Candidates seeking three seats on Town Council are running unopposed: Councilmen Timothy W. Palmer and Scott C. Wymer will run for re-election and Peter R. Hughes also seeks a seat on council.


Voters can choose from Councilmen Donald M. Le Vine and Richard A. “Rich” Orndorff Jr. and former councilman Justin M. Ritenour in the town’s mayoral race. Mayor Timothy Taylor is not seeking re-election.

In the Town Council race, six people are seeking four seats. Councilman Robert B. Baker and Councilwoman Jocelyn C. Vena are seeking re-election. Taralyn Manuel-Nicholson, Kimberly M. Bishop, Shirley F. Maddox and Barbara H. Plitt also are running for council seats.

Vice Mayor Richard Redmon did not file to run for another term. Orndorff, whose term expires June 30, is running for mayor instead of council. Le Vine’s term doesn’t expire until June 30, 2018.

Toms Brook

All six seats on Town Council and the mayor are up for re-election.

Councilman Walter A. Stepp and Councilwomen Mary J. O’Toole, Dawn V. Rinker and Heather A. Sager filed to run for re-election. Write-in candidates will need to fill the mayor’s post and two council seats because Councilman Kevin Johnson and Councilwoman Leda Stickler did not file and longtime Mayor Phil Fauber will not seek re-election.


Councilman Michael F. Funkhouser and Councilwomen Jacqueline L. Lambert and Alicia Gutshall are running unopposed for re-election.