There was a lot of intrigue Tuesday night over the Staunton City Council race. Six candidates...Three spots, with 14-year Major John Avoli and City Manager Bob Stripling both leaving office in June.
When it was all said and done, Local business man Bruce Elder had nothing but hugs for his future council collegue Caroyln Dull. Dull and Elder join incumbent Lacy King as your three victors. King is back for a second term taking more than 22 percent of the votes, followed by newcomers Elder and Dull. All are elated to keep council moving forward.
"I'm going to do the best job that I can do for them and I'm very appreciative and I'm looking forward to the opportunity," says Dull.
"This town means a lot to me," adds Elder. "It's been good to my family and it's been good to me. We worked hard last year. We came in second. It's nice to feel a victory."
"The commnity had the confidence in me to do another term as well as be honored to run with five wonderful candidates to make this campaign so friendly and amicable," says King. "It's a great feeling."
In the Staunton School Board race, current chair Angela Whitesell and vice-chair Ophie Kier were both re-elected. Newcomer Roderic Owen edged out fellow opponent and neighbor George Ballew for the final seat.
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