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Halifax supervisor not seeking reelection; will focus on business

ED-5 Supervisor K. R. Snead announced Wednesday he will not run for a new four-year term on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in the upcoming November election.

Snead was first appointed by fellow board members to take the seat vacated by James Edmunds two years ago after the former ED-5 supervisor was elected to the House of Delegates.

Snead was elected in a special election to fill Edmunds’ expired term.

In that special election, voters gave Snead 1,023 votes of confidence.

Although Snead said he has enjoyed his experience as a member of the county governing body, he said he has taken him away from his business, and the position has required more time than he realized it would.

“My son is coming into the business, and I am putting too much on him,” Snead said due to his responsibilities on the board.

“I have a lot of respect for my fellow board members and the time they devote to the county,” Snead said. “I just don’t have that time because I have a business to run that requires a lot of time and thought.”

He said each of the supervisors are required to put in much time, and he is glad he had the experience.

“I learned a lot, and I know each supervisor has the best interests of county citizens at heart,” he added.

“Whether or not you agree with them or not, they deserve the citizens’ respect for the job they do,” Snead said.

According to Halifax County Register Judy Meeler, Dave Cline is the only person living in ED-5 who has picked up a candidate packet from her office to run for the ED-5 seat on the board of supervisors to date.