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Former superintendent announces bid for Halifax Town Council

Former Halifax County Superintendent Dennis Witt has declared his candidacy for Halifax Town Council in a write-in campaign.

“If supported by the citizens of Ward B, I will serve to the best of my ability to maintain the Town of Halifax as the great little community that it is today,” Witt said Tuesday. 

Witt decided to run because he felt a strong sense of civic duty, he said, and because he has taken an interest in the town in which he lives.

The long time Golf Course Road resident said his political views are very basic.

Witt believes the Town of Halifax is small and should have a small government. He said issues he believed were of primary importance include public safety, good infrastructure of water, sewer and electricity, protection of property rights, friendly business environment and a good place to live and raise a family.

At this time, Witt said he doesn’t have any improvements he’d like to make if elected to council.  Witt said he is more interested in learning about what is going on in his town and representing the town as best as he can if elected to council.

Witt served as Halifax County Superintendent from 1997 to 2004. Prior to that he was the superintendent for Patrick County Schools.

He is now retired and has been a resident of the town of Halifax for 15 years with his wife, Millie Witt. Together they have two children and 3 grandchildren.