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November ballot is filling
Deadline to file is Tuesday

Monday, June 10, 2013

The ballots for the November election are taking shape.

Tuesday is the deadline for candidates to file to be included on the Nov. 5 ballot. The races listed below are separate from Tuesday’s primary elections.

At the state level, Elizabeth Jones, a Democrat from Pittsylvania County, is seeking the 16th House District seat in the Nov. 5 election. She is the chair of the Pittsylvania County Democratic Committee.

The Republican candidate in the 16th House District will be determined in Tuesday’s primary. Les Adams of Chatham and Ken Bowman of Pittsylvania County are running for that nomination.

In the 14th House District race, former Henry County School Board member Mary Martin has filed the necessary paperwork to seek the 14th District House of Delegates seat as an independent, according to records filed in the registrar’s office.

Martin declined to comment Friday, saying only, “I will have a definitive answer next week.”

Also running for the House in the 14th District are incumbent Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, and Democrat Gary Miller.

In Henry County, incumbent Iriswood District Supervisor Milton Kendall will face John Patrick Favero Jr. in his re-election bid.

Favero, of Chatmoss, grew up in Collinsville and graduated from Fieldale-Collinsville High School in 1999. He graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2002, taught at Drewry Mason Middle School for a year, graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007, and completed a family medicine residency in Lynchburg at Centra Health until 2010. That year, he opened a family medical practice in Martinsville.

He said Friday he plans a formal announcement of his campaign in the future, and that he has wanted to run for public office “to make a difference.”

Kendall is seeking a second term on the Henry County Board of Supervisors.

Michael Hooper, a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy, and Thomas Auker are vying for the Blackberry District seat on the Henry County School Board.

The seat became vacant when incumbent Rudy Law announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.

County candidates currently unopposed are Jim Adams, Blackberry District, and Joe Bryant, Collinsville District, both on the Henry County Board of Supervisors.

Curtis Millner is running unopposed for another term as the Iriswood District representative on the Henry County School Board.

In Martinsville, incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Joan Ziglar is being challenged by Martinsville attorney H. Clay Gravely IV. Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper currently is running unopposed for re-election.

In Patrick County, registrar Susan Taylor said there are some contested races.

Incumbent Dan River District Supervisor Roger Hayden is being challenged by Tom Bishop, who retired as the executive director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.

Also contested is the Dan River District seat on the Patrick County School Board, with incumbent Quinn Brim facing Kandy Burnett.

Crystal Harris is running unopposed for re-election to the Smith River District seat on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors.

H. David Collins Jr. is seeking the Smith River District seat on the Patrick County School Board. Incumbent Bobby Mangrum announced earlier that he would not seek re-election to the post.


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