The people of Gloucester made their voices heard on Tuesday, with a sizeable majority (57 percent) voting against the capital improvement bond referendum.
In the only contested race among Gloucester constitutional officers, Jo Anne Harris held on to her job as Commissioner of the Revenue, defeating challenger Sarah Narron.
Abingdon District voters voted to return Robert “JJ” Orth to the board of supervisors, defeating former supervisor John Meyer Jr.
The capital improvement bond would have seen an $0.02 increase to the real estate tax to fund the borrowing of $39,582,993 for a number of capital projects including a new fire station for Gloucester County Volunteer Fire and Rescue and station renovations for Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Other projects included renovations to Botetourt Elementary School, renovations to the Gloucester High School Sports Complex, renovations to Woodville and Brown parks and construction at Gloucester Point Beach. Only 43 percent of voters v...
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