Could change be on the horizon for Board of Supervisors?

Published 8:52 am Thursday, August 8, 2019

Is change coming to the Warren County Board of Supervisors?

When it came to the Warren County Board of Supervisors primary election Tuesday, it looks like it might be on the horizon.

In District 4, at least, Marty Crevitt ousted incumbent John Carlisle by claiming 61 percent of the vote in unofficial results. Crevitt, a Republican, will now go on to face Independent Dr. Jeff Holland, who is new to county politics, in the general election Nov. 5.

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District 3 faces a runoff Aug.27 between newbie Shawn Jackson and incumbent Charles Selmon. After absentee votes were counted, Jackson had a mere three votes more than Selmon.

For Jackson to win the Democratic primary runoff election, she needs to earn a majority of the votes.

Another interesting race to watch is in District 1 between Republican Edward Herring and Independent John Arnold.

The two were in a three-candidate general election running against each other just four years ago, and Arnold won.

In looking for a common thread in our Candidate Questionnaire that ran in the Weekend August 3-4 edition between the responses of Crevitt, Jackson and Herring, a couple of issues stand out: enhancing the appearance of our county by maintaining roads and bridges and finding a solution to the litter problem, and working with city officials.

Will voters resonate with those issues in the Aug. 27 runoff election between District 3 candidates Jackson and Selmon? Will these issues carry the same weight in the general election Nov. 4? We’ll wait for the voters to decide by expressing their opinions at the polls.

To do that, and as stated in our editorial in the Wednesday Aug. 7 edition, voters have to show up to the polls. Take the time to vote — it’s an important time in shaping the future of our county.