Gloucester County voters returned incumbents to the posts of treasurer, sheriff and Gloucester Point representative on the county’s board of supervisors, while choosing Republican Mike Hedrick over his independent opponent for the open county board seat in the Ware district.
Statewide, while the General Assembly switched from Republican to Democratic (see related story), representatives in the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia remained unchanged for Gloucester and Mathews counties.
In Gloucester, Republican Tara Thomas, longtime treasurer, easily retained her seat, capturing 63 percent of the overall vote, compared to her opponent, Penny Kemp Smith, capturing just 37 percent. It was a similar case for sheriff, as incumbent Darrell Warren, also a Republican, received 86 percent of the county’s vote, compared to his opponent James DeBaun, receiving just 14 percent of the vote.
In contested board of supervisor races, incumbent Gloucester Point d...
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