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Deadlines Nears For ED-5 Supervisors Applications

Applicants interested in seeking the supervisor post in ED-5 have until Friday to get their applications to the county administrator’s office in Halifax. James E. Edmunds II attended his last meeting as that district’s representative on the county board of supervisors in December.

Edmunds, who ran unopposed for the House of Delegates seat, is now representing the 60th District in Richmond as the General Assembly session gets under way.

Supervisors have set a Jan. 22 deadline for receiving applications.

According to County Administrator George Nester, persons interested in being appointed to this seat on the board of supervisors must be a qualified voter residing in ED-5. 
People who vote at the South Boston Fire Station or the Scottsburg Fire Station are eligible candidates for the ED-5 seat on the board, Nester said. 

In order to be considered, candidates must submit a completed interest form to the county administrator’s office no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. 

Interest forms may be obtained at the County Administration Building, 134 South Main Street, Halifax, on the county Web site at halifaxcountyva.gov or by calling the office at 476-3300.

The board of supervisors has scheduled a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, beginning at 3 p.m. to interview prospective candidates. 

After interviewing candidates individually in closed session, the board expects to return to open session and make an appointment at the conclusion of the meeting, Nester explained.

State law requires the board of supervisors to make an interim appointment within 45 days.  The person appointed by the board will serve until a special election is held in November. 

The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of the term until Dec. 31, 2010. 

Should the person appointed by the board wish to run in the special election, Nester said he or she must qualify for the ballot using the normal petition and signature process.