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Old cases involving former supervisor
dismissed in Mathews Circuit Court

Two cases that had been pending in Mathews Circuit Court for three years were struck and dismissed last month by Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw.

The cases, both brought by former Mathews Supervisor G.C. Morrow, involved the 2019 Mathews Board of Supervisors election and a 2019 disagreement between Morrow and the then-board of supervisors over the board voting to unseat Morrow as chair.

In the case involving the election, there was just a five-vote difference between Morrow and then-candidate Jackie Ingram after the November 2019 election. Pursuant to Morrow’s suit, a three-judge panel of Circuit Court judges ordered a December recount, during which Morrow gained three votes and Ingram gained two. That didn’t change the outcome, with Ingram, at 1,465 votes, still four votes ahead of Morrow, with 1,461 votes. The three-judge panel then declared Ingram the winner of the election.

In the issue between Morrow and the 2019 board of supervisors, then-Supervisor Mike Rowe charged that Morrow ...

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