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Four File To Fill Vacant Seat On Board Of Supes

Four candidates are seeking to fill the vacant ED-5 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, confirmed Deputy Clerk Debby Forlines Friday. Robert C. Wazeka Jr. of Bayonne Avenue, South Boston, K. Ronald Snead of Green Level Road, Scottsburg, David H. White of Washington Avenue, South Boston and Barry A. Bank of Talley Street, South Boston filed applications by Friday’s 2 p.m. deadline and are vying for the post vacated by James Edmunds II.

Edmunds won election to the House of Delegates in the November election and now represents the 60th District in the General Assembly.

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

After interviewing candidates individually in closed session, the board is expected to return to open session and make an appointment at the conclusion of the meeting, according to County Administrator George Nester.

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. 

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.