Warren County voters can choose two new members for the Board of Supervisors and for the School Board in the Nov. 2 general election.
Longtime supervisors Tony F. Carter and Archie A. Fox chose not to run for another four-year term. Carter and Fox represent the Happy Creek and Fork magisterial districts, respectively.
School Board members James S. Wells and Catherine R. Bower chose not to run for reelection.
Candidates seeking election to the two board seats had to file required documents with the Warren County Voter Registrar’s Office earlier this month. State elections officials must still certify each candidate to appear on the ballot.
Jerome K. “Jay” Butler and Vicky L. Cook are running unopposed for the Happy Creek and Fork district seats on the Board of Supervisors, respectively. Both candidates received the Warren County Republican Committee nomination.
In the School Board races, Antoinette D. Funk and Stephanie J. Short are seeking election to the Happy Creek District seat. Andrea Marie Lo is seeking election to the Fork District seat. School Board candidates run as independents.
Warren County also will hold a special election in November for a seat on the Front Royal Town Council. Former Town Councilman Christopher W. Holloway’s election last November for mayor left a vacant seat on council. Members appointed former Councilman Jacob L Meza to fill the vacancy days after his first term ended. Meza did not run for re-election last year. Meza did not file to run for the seat in the upcoming special election.
H. Bruce Rappaport and Amber Faith Morris filed to run for the council seat in the special election. Rappaport had run for a seat on council in November but did not receive enough votes among the handful of candidates on the ballot. Candidates seeking election to the council must run as independents.
However, Warren County Director of Elections and General Registrar Carol Tobin said that anyone wishing to run in the special election has until the end of the day on Aug. 13 to file to appear on the ballot.
The departing members of both boards take with them a total of 71 years experience when their terms end this year.
Carter, a Front Royal native, served as vice mayor on its Town Council from July 1994 through December 2001. Voters elected Carter to the Board of Supervisors in November 2001 and he took office in January 2002. Carter served as board chairman in 2004 and 2005 and members again elected him to the position for the 2018 session. The supervisor works for the Stoneburner-Carter Insurance Agency in Front Royal.
Fork District voters elected Fox to the board in 2005 and he first took office in January 2006.
Bower and Wells represent the Fork and Happy Creek districts, respectively. Their terms end Dec. 31. The board appointed Wells on Feb. 7, 2002, to an unexpired term. Voters elected Wells to complete the term on Nov. 4, 2002. Wells has won reelection in each general election since then. Bower, who serves as the board vice chairwoman, was elected to serve an unexpired term effective Dec. 6, 2007. She has been reelected in each general election since then.