Bath County To Get A Whole New Slate Of Supervisors, New Sheriff, And A New Treasurer In January

Warm Springs, Va – Bath County elects a completely new Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday night the two incumbents on the five member board, Stuart Hall and Jon Trees, both lost their races.

The new Board of Supervisors members are Bart Perdue, Claire Collins, Bruce McWilliams, Cliff Gilchrest and Henry Fry.

In the Warm Springs District, Bart Perdue received 248 votes and Jon Trees 201. In the Cedar Creek District, Claire Collins received 137 votes, Eddie Ryder 129 and Ellen Andrews 73. And in the Williamsville District, Bruce McWilliams won with 205 votes and Stuart Hall received 182 votes. In the Millboro District, Cliff Gilchrest won with 246 votes and Dreama Burns received 164. Henry Fry ran unopposed in the Valley Springs District.

Cliff Gilchrest has previously served as a Bath Supervisor and Claire Collins is a former Bath County Administrator

In the Bath Sheriff’s race, Robert W. Plecker was elected with 1,018 votes. Sheriff Larry Norfleet received 500, Todd Fry 385 and Pete Minetree received 156 votes.

In the Commissioner of Revenue race, Leta Norfleet was re-elected with 1,046 votes and Crystal Salvatore received 976.

Pam Webb was elected Bath County Treasurer. Receiving 686 votes, she defeated six other candidates for the office. Richard Byrd received the second highest number of votes in that race, 393. County Treasurer Mary Susan Blankenship is retiring at the end of the year.

Some Bath School Board seats will be determined by write-in votes. There were no candidates for the Millboro and Warm Springs District seats. The winners for those seats will be determined on Wednesday by the write-in votes. In the Williamsville District, Joyce Hevener received 93 votes and that district also has 3 write in candidates with a total of 218 votes. Amy Gwin and Catherine Lowry are new School Board members. They both ran unopposed for the School Board in the Cedar Creek and Valley Springs Districts. And Ryan Hodges and Benjamin Terry King were elected as Mountain District Soil and Water Conservation Directors.

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